Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
5185   Private Henry (Harry) Tohill
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/05/1889
Died: 07/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Private Henry (Harry) Tohill was born and lived at Rainey Street Magherafelt, County Londonderry. Harry was the eldest of 5 boys who served in the army during the First World War. At the outbreak of war, Harry along with his team mates, Thomas Darragh and Paddy Corey joined the ranks of the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Harry later transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 7th August 1915.
Read more on Private Henry (Harry) Tohill
 Henry (Harry) Tohill
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 185-190
CWGC Casualty 686586
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 71
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists 'Taughill' family Lists Henry as age 10 living with the family at house 14 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Paddy Corey Friend and fellow footballer
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Henry (Harry) Tohill
6 Thomas Darragh Friend and fellow footballer
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023