William Henry Boland was the son of Bartholomew and Margaret Boland. Henry Boland was born on 11th August 1895 in Clogheen, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. Henry lived with his grandparents in Bricklieve, County Sligo. Henry Boland enlisted in Boyle, County Roscommon. Private Henry Boland was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action during the Battle of Poelcappelle on Tuesday 9th Oct 1917. He was 22 years old. 83 Irish Guards were killed on that day. Private Henry Boland has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.