6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.