Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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10/02/2019 Lies a kind and loving brother,
10/02/2019 William Henry was married to Annie Henry. William and Annie had eight children.
10/02/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st September 1918:
10/02/2019 HENRY – No. 13240 Private Willie Henry, 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on 9th September 1918 in Salonika, from malarial fever, after three years’ service.
10/02/2019 Where the trees and branches wave,
10/02/2019 In a cold and silent grave.
10/02/2019 Peaceful be your rest, dear brother,
10/02/2019 It is sweet to breathe your name;
10/02/2019 ‘Out in a foreign country,
10/02/2019 Mr John Henry, Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown, has received information that his brother, Private William Henry, Royal Irish Fusiliers, died of fever in Salonika on 9th September. The deceased, who was well-known and respected in Cookstown, went to work in Scotland, and it was from there he joined up soon after the outbreak of the war. He paid a brief visit to his native town on furlough about a year ago. He leaves a wife and eight children, who reside in Scotland, to mourn his loss.
10/02/2019 In life we loved you very dear,
10/02/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st September 1918:
10/02/2019 Sadly missed by his sorrowing brother and sister-in-law, Johnnie and Maggie Henry, Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown.
10/02/2019 And will for evermore.’
10/02/2019 He lives with us in memory still,
10/02/2019 Not lost, but gone before,
10/02/2019 Not dead to those who loved him,
10/02/2019 In death we do the same.
06/11/2017 William Henry was the son of William Henry. William was born in Cookstown about 1879.
06/11/2017 William was a brother of Johnny Henry of Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown.
06/11/2017 Private William Henry is buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece. A large proportion of the burials in this cemetery were due to the influenza epidemic of 1918.
06/11/2017 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.
06/11/2017 Private William Henry served for over three years in Salonika, Greece.
06/11/2017 William later transferred to the Labour Corps (No 534010).
06/11/2017 William Henry enlisted in Hamilton, joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with the number 13240.
06/11/2017 William had gone to live and work in Blantyre, Scotland. He is not listed on Blantyre War Memorial.
06/11/2017 The CWGC record Private William Henry as the son of the late Mr and Mrs William Henry. He is also recorded as the husband of Annie Henry of 5 Kirkgate, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. The CWGC also record that he was born in Ireland.
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