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10895   Private Henry Cowan
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Dated added: 30/11/2016   Last updated: 09/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/09/1880
Died: 19/03/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Henry Cowan was the youngest son of James and Anne Cowan. He was born on 8th June 1879. the youngest of three children, all born in the Strabane area. The family had a farm in Seein, Sion Mills. Henry was a farm labourer. Henry Cowan was living in Ballynasaggart, Ballygawley when he enlisted in Enniskillen. Private Henry Cowan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed by a sniper on Sunday 19th March 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave C-31
CWGC Casualty 598786
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.
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1 1901 Census lists an Agnes Watt Lists Agnes Watt as age 3, living with her family at house 6 in Cavey, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Cowan family Possibly lists Henry as age 22, living with the family at house 7 in Seein, Altaclady, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Henry Cowan family Possibly lists Henry as age 31, living with his brother at house 16 in Seein, Altaclady, Tyrone
4 Photo of Private Henry Cowan's gravestone
5 Facebook - 36th Ulster Division Details of Private Henry Cowan
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Henry Cowan
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Henry Cowan's gravetone can be purchased here
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