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9528   Private Henry Boland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/08/1895
Died: 09/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 10-11
CWGC Casualty 845332
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 56
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Boland family Does not list Henry Boland as living with the family at house 3 in Garlaw, Cole, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Harry Boland Lists Harry Boland as living with grandparents at house 7 in Bricklieve, Bricklieve, Sligo
3 1911 Census lists Boland family Does not list Henry Boland as living with the family at house 3 in Garlaw, Cole, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists William Henry Boland Lists Henry as living with grandparents at house 12 in Bricklieve, Sligo
5 Photo of Private Henry Boland's inscription on Tyne Cot
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023