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20787   Private Henry Strain
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/02/1895
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Henry Strain was the son of Daniel and Matilda Strain (nee McFarlane). He was born on 6th February 1895 in Dungannon. He was the second youngest of at least eight children. The children were born in various places. Henry enlisted in Omagh. Private Henry Strain was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1554978
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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castlecaulfield Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
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1 1901 Census lists Strain family Lists Henry as age 6, living with the family at house 16 in Millbrook Town. Kilwaughter, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Henry Strain Lists Henry as age 17, working as a farm servant at house 7 in Cavanreagh, Six Mile Cross, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023