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2354   Private Joseph Henry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/07/1891
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Joseph Henry was the son of John and Mary Henry. Joseph was born in Dungannon on 4th July 1891. The family lived in Ballysaggart, Dungannon, County Tyrone. The family later moved to Belfast. Joseph enlisted in Belfast. 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 at the Battle of Festubert.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 857770
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Henry family Lists Joseph as age 9 living with the family at house 25 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Henry family Lists Joseph as age 17 living with the family at house 8 in Clare Terrace, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Forum discussion (GWF) Mentions The Henry family living at 5 Spinner St, Belfast
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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