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10699   Corporal Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson was born in Moville, Donegal about 1896, He was the eldest son of Nixon and Margaret Anne Donaldson. His father was a police constable. Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Gortin at the time. Corporal Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson was with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert on 16 May 1915 aged 19.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 858635
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Donaldson family Lists Henry V S as age 5 living with the family at house 40 in Elevenballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal
2 1911 Census lists Donaldson family Does not lists Henry as living with the family at house 66.2 in Gortin Town, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Sydney Donaldson Lists Sidney as age 15, lodging at house 2 in Gortaclare, Dervaghroy, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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