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27580   Private Joseph Henry Dennis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Joseph Henry Dennis was the son of Francis and Margaret Dennis. He was born about 1884. By 1901, Joseph was a farm labourer living near Brookeborough. Joseph Dennis married Margaret O'Hara on the 4th July 1906 in the district of Fermanagh. They lived in Corralongford, near Fivemiletown and had four children. Private Joseph Dennis was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 8th May 1916. On the date Private Dennis was killed, his unit was involved in a midnight raid on the German front line trenches north of Thiepval Wood.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave D-44
CWGC Casualty 598800
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 21
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists a Joseph Dennis Possible listing of Joseph as age 24, living with the family at house 4 in Morgibbaghan, Brookeboro, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Dennis family Lists Joseph as age 32, living with his family at house 8 in Tattynuckle, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 Photo of Private Joseph Henry Dennis's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of J H Dennis' gravestone can be purchased here
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