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16589   Corporal Thomas Henry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/10/1896
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas Andrew Henry was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Henry. He was born in Cookstown on 21st October 1896. His father was a labourer. The family moved to Belfast. By 1911, Thomas had left school and was employed as a card lacer. Thomas Henry enlisted in Belfast. Corporal Thomas Henry was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, attached to the 109th Trench Mortar Battery, when he was killed in action on Thursday 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140
CWGC Casualty 836257
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 219
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Henry family 1901 census lists Thos Andrew as age 4 at house 9 in Church St, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Henry family 1911 census lists Thomas Andrew as age 14 at house 36 in Ballyskeagh Town, Drumbeg, Down
3 Gravestone inscription - Thomas Henry "also out dear son Corp. T.A. Henry. RIR - Killed in Action in Ypres -16th August 1917"
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023