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17531   Lance Corporal William Henderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/12/1892
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
William Henderson was the only son of William and Elizabeth Henderson. He was born on 2nd December 1892 in Dunmoyle, County Tyrone. By 1911 was working as an apprentice carpenter. His father was a master carpenter. The family had moved to live in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. William Henderson enlisted in Ballygawley. Lance Corporal William Henderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-7
CWGC Casualty 544191
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 26
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Henderson Family Lists William as age 8, living with the family at house 40 in Dunmoyle, Foremass, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Henderson Family Lists William as age 18, living with the family at house 73 in Ballygawley Town, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private William Henderson's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Henderson's grave can be purchased here
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