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206121   Private Henry Cobain
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (British Army)
Died: 27/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Henry (Harry) Cobain was the son of Joseph and Sarah Cobain, of Dunnisk, Pomeroy, County Tyrone. He was working in the North of England when he enlisted at Chopwell, County Durham, joining the Durham Light Infantry and subsequently transferred to the 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). On the 27th August 1918 the 6th East Kentís were given the objective of taking the east edge of Trones Wood, east of the town of Albert. Captain L. P. Figgis and 10 men were killed in the action, including Henry Cobain. He is buried in grave 4-C-27 at Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery
  MariCourt, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 4-C-27
CWGC Casualty 310760
Maricourt is a village situated on the D938, Albert-Peronne Road, 10.5 kilometres from Albert. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 274
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Cobane' family 1901 census lists Henery as age 13 living with the family at house 9 in Gortindarragh, Pomeroy, Tyrone
2 Chopwell Memorial Statue H Cobain commemorated on Memorial Statue in Chopwell
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Private Henry J Kilpatrick Henry Cobain mentioned in letters home by Private Henry J Kilpatrick
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Henry Cobain
6 St. John the Evangelist Church Chopwell H Cobain commemorated on Church of St. John the Evangelist Memorial
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Henry Cobain's grave can be purchased here
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