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534010   Private William Henry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/03/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 969th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 39
William Henry was the son of William Henry. William was born in Cookstown about 1879. William had gone to live and work in Blantyre, Scotland. He was married to Annie Henry. William Henry enlisted in Hamilton, joining the Royal Irish Fusiliers with the number 13240. William later transferred to the Labour Corps (No 534010). Private William Henry served for over three years in Salonika, Greece. Private William Henry was serving with the 969th Area Employment Company of the Labour Corps when he died of malaria on 9th September 1918. He was 39 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bralo British Cemetery
  Bralo, Patra, 
Grave Ref: Grave 9
CWGC Casualty 342244
Bralos is a village sheltering under Mount Parnassos and near to Delphi. The cemetery is situated on the main road from Amfissa to Lamia and is between the villages of Gravia and Bralos. It is 3 kilometres from the Bralos railway station and some 185 kilometres from Athens.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 278
References and Links
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1 Blantyre War Memorial Not listed on Blantyre War Memorial
2 Coagh Civic Births Possible information on William Henery (To Be Confirmed)
3 Photo of Private William Henry's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Saltcoats War Memorial Not listed on Saltcoats War Memorial
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private William Henry
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Henry's grave can be purchased here
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