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30/12/2015
30/12/2015 Joseph's brother James also served and survived the War. More information on James Henry is available on request.
30/12/2015 Private Henry's medals include: 1914-1915 Star, War and Victory Medals. The medals came to light at a recent Memorabilia Roadshow in November 2013 in Dungannon Library.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Joseph as the son of John and Mary Henry, of 5, Spinner Street, Falls Road, Belfast. Born at Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private Joseph Henry has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France.
30/12/2015 This ties in perfectly with the second day of the Battle of Festubert (15th -17th May 1915) at Second Ypres. The first day had seen horrific losses but the second and third days added to the casualties without any substantial gain whatsoever. During the battle the 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers some 19 officers and 630 other ranks became casualties.
30/12/2015 Private Joseph Henry was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 16th May 1915. He was 23 years old.
30/12/2015 Joseph enlisted in Belfast where he was now living.
30/12/2015 The family moved to Belfast. The 1915 Belfast St directory lists his father John Henry as a flax dresser living at no 5 Spinner Street.
30/12/2015 Family : John Henry, Mary Henry, John Henry (born about 1880), James Henry (born about 1882), Mary Agnes Henry (born about 1884), Daniel Henry (born about 1888), Joseph Henry (born about 1892), Maggie Henry (born about 1895), Hugh Patrick Henry (born about 1898).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records Joseph as age 17 living with the family at house 8 in Clare Terrace, Derrygortrevy, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Joseph was now working as a Shop Labourer.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 9 living with the family at house 25 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Joseph was still at school. His father was a Flax Dresser, as was his two older brothers John and James.
30/12/2015 Joseph Henry was the son of John and Mary Henry. Joseph was born in Dungannon about 1892.
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