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11200   Private William Harbinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
William Harbinson was the son of James and Mary Harbinson. He was born about 1890 in Tyrone. William was educated at Drumglass School. The 1901 census records George as 13, working as a “Mill Worker Doffer”. Most of the rest of the family also worked in the mill. His father was a labourer. They were living in house 6 at Railway View, Dungannon. By the time of the 1911 census, William was living by himself in Drumcoo, Dungannon, Tyrone. He was 20 years old and single. William gives his occupation as horse trainer. William enlisted in Dungannon. Private William Harbinson was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 789123
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
3 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
2 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Harbinson family Lists William as age 11 at house 6 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 census lists Harbinson family Does not list William as living with the family at house 17 in Barrack Street, Dungannon
3 1911 census lists William Harbinson Lists William as age 20 at house 1000 in Drumcoo, Dungannon, Tyrone
4 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 William Harbinson listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021