Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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11/05/2021 2nd Lt Wilfred Hodge Second Lieutenant Wilfred Hodge is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
11/05/2021 Pte. Robert George Hillen The 1911 census records Robert George as age 15 living with the family at house 1 in Garvey, Tullyvar. Robert was a labourer. His father was a shepherd.
11/05/2021 Pte. Robert George Hillen Family: James Hillen, Mary J ‘Minnie’ Hillen, Emma J Hillen (born 29th March 1889), Samuel M Hillen (born 7th February 1892), William James Hillen (born 1st February 1894), Robert George Hillen (born 28th January 1896), Margaret E Hillen (born 5th May 1897), Charlotte R Hillen (born 16th August 1901), John Hillen (born 28th January 1904, died 7th June 1904).
11/05/2021 Pte. Robert George Hillen The 1901 census lists Robert G as age 5, living with the family at house 7 in Cavan O'Neill, Tullyvar, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer.
11/05/2021 Pte. Robert George Hillen Robert was born in Carnteel, County Tyrone on 28th January 1896. He was one of seven children, all born in the Aughnacloy area.
11/05/2021 Pte. Robert George Hillen Robert George Hillen was the son of James and Mary J Hillen. James Hillen and Mary Morton were married on 11th May 1888 in the district of Dungannon.
09/05/2021 L/Corp Charles Heron Lance Corporal Charles Heron is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
09/05/2021 L/Corp Charles Heron Private Charles Heron arrived in in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 23rd August 1914.
09/05/2021 L/Corp Charles Heron Family: Samuel Heron, Mary Heron. Thomas Heron (born 18th October 1889), Elizabeth Heron (born 18th March 1891), Peter Heron (born 11th January 1893), Charles Heron (born 29th October 1894), John Heron (born 23rd June 1900), Michael Heron (born 26th January 1903, twin), Patrick Heron (born 26th January 1903, twin), Mary Anne Heron (born 17th July 1905).
09/05/2021 L/Corp Charles Heron Charles was born on 29th October 1894 in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone. He was one of eight children, all born in the Benburb area.
09/05/2021 L/Corp Charles Heron Charles Heron was the son of Samuel and Mary Heron. Samuel Heron and Mary Rafferty were married on 18th September 1888 in the district of Dungannon.
09/05/2021 Pte. Joseph Henry Family: John Henry, Mary Henry, John Henry (born 27th October 1879), James Henry (born 6th February 1882), Mary Agnes Henry (born 29th March 1884), Margaret Henry (born 8th April 1886, died 1st September 1887, age 1), Daniel Henry (born 8th June 1887), Eliza Henry (born 2nd December 1889, died 12th December 1889), Joseph Henry (born 4th July 1891), Maggie Henry (born 24th September 1894), Hugh Patrick Henry (born 27th July 1897).
09/05/2021 Pte. Joseph Henry Joseph Henry was born on 4th July 1891. He was one of nine children (seven surviving), all born in the Dungannon area.
09/05/2021 Pte. Joseph Henry Joseph Henry was the son of John and Mary Henry. John Henry and Mary McGronan were married on 7th September 1878 in the district of Dungannon.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson Lance Corporal William Henderson is listed on page 26 of the Ballygawley War Dead book, compiled by Drew Robinson.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson Much regret was shown here on learning that Private William Henderson, Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Volunteers), son of Mr William Henderson, carpenter, of this town, had been shot at the front.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson From the Tyrone Courier dated 3rd August 1916: Killed in Action
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson Lance Corporal William Henderson is buried in Mill Road Cemetery at Thiepval. His inscription reads: THEM ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson Private William Henderson arrived with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in France on 7th August 1915.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson The 1911 census records William as 18 years old. He was now working as an apprentice carpenter. His father was a master carpenter. The family had moved to live in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson The 1901 census records William as 8 years old. The family were living in Dunmoyle. His father was a carpenter and his mother worked as a dressmaker.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson Family: William Henderson, Elizabeth Henderson, William Henderson (born 2nd December 1892), Florence Henderson (born 25th October 1895).
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson William was born on 2nd December 1892 in Dunmoyle, which lies midway between Ballygawley and Carrickmore in County Tyrone. He was the older of two children, the other being his sister Florence.
07/05/2021 L/Corp William Henderson William Henderson was the only son of William and Elizabeth Henderson. William Henderson and Lizzie Craig were married on 27th February 1891 in the district of Omagh.
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06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Lance Corporal J Henderson is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, north east of Albert in the somme region of France.
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06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson In his will, Jackson left all to his mother.
06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Private J Henderson is commemorated on Dungannon War Memorial, listed on the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers plaque.
06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Jackson’s father, John Henderson, died on 30th December 1900 in the Coalisland area, aged 40. Jackson was five years old.
06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Known family: John Henderson, Ruth Henderson, David Henderson (born 15th October 1887), William Henderson (born 16th May 1889), Robert Clarke Henderson (born 14th March 1891), James L Clements Henderson (born 14th January 1893), John Howard Henderson (born 20th September 1894), Jackson Robinson Henderson (born 11th December 1895).
06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Jackson was born in Killyman, Dungannon on 11th December 1895. He was the youngest of six children, all born in the Coalisland area.
06/05/2021 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Jackson Robinson Henderson was the youngest son of John and Ruth Henderson. John Henderson and Ruth Robinson were married on 14th January 1887 in ther district of Dungannon.
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05/05/2021 Pte. John Heaney Private John Heaney died of wounds as a prisoner of war on Wednesday 30th September 1914.
05/05/2021 Pte. John Heaney Private John Heaney was captured by the Germans at the College de Garcons at Cambrai on 26th August.
05/05/2021 Pte. John Heaney Private John Heaney was serving with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment when he was wounded.
05/05/2021 Pte. John Heaney Private John Heaney arrived in France with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment on 22nd August 1914.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper George was a member of Cavanaleck L.O.L. No. 623.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper His many friends at Fivemiletown, have learned with much regret, of the death of Trooper George Harper of the North Irish Horse, a resident of Corcreevy, Fivemiletown at Netley Hospital, on May 23 from spinal meningitis. The deceased, who was only 19 years of age, went out to France at the beginning of the war, and was through the retreat from Mons and several other engagements before he took ill. He was formerly a member of Cavanaleck LOL 623 and Band and was a section leader in Cavanaleck Company UVF in which he took a great interest. The funeral took place with military honours, to the military cemetery at Netley, Southampton, on Friday. The coffin carrying the remains was draped with a Union Jack and drawn by a pair of black horses on a gun carriage. The military chaplain (Church of Ireland) officiated and the bugler sounded The Last Post over the grave. The chief mourners were deceased’s brother and sister, Willie and Lily Harper, while a detachment of military also attended.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper From the Impartial Reporter unknown date:
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper Private George Harper is commemorated locally on the WWI Roll of Honour in St John's Church Fivemiletown, and also on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper The 1911 census records 17 year old George living with the family in Corcreevy, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. His mother was a widow. They were a farming family.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper George’s father, William Harper died on 22nd February 1904, aged 64. George would have been ten years old.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper The 1901 census lists George as age 7, living with the family at house 4 in Lismore, Favor Royal, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer and army pensioner.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper Family: William Harper, Martha Jane Harper, William Harper (born 25th March 1882), David Harper (born 25th March 1882), James Harper (born 23rd January 1884), Lucie Harper (born 24th September 1886), Julia Lily Harper (born 12th August 1889), George Harper (born 5th September 1893).
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper George Harper was born in Errigal on 5th September 1893. He was the youngest of six children, all born in the Clogher area.
03/05/2021 Pte. George Harper George Harper was the youngest son of William and Martha Jane Harper. William Harper and Jane English were married on 14th November 1879 in the district of Dungannon.
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins Lance Corporal Francis Harkins is listed on page 14 of the Fivemiletown book, from which some of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins Lance Corporal Francis Harkins is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins Lance Corporal Francis Harkins arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 7th August 1915.
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins HARKINS – 16th August 1915, killed in action at the Dardanelles, Lance Corporal Frank Harkin (No 13921) 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. ‘On his soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy.’
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins From the Belfast Evening Telegraph dated 24th September 1915:
03/05/2021 L/Corp Francis Harkins It seems he may have enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers initially, but later transferred to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson 03056
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson William was a member of Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson Private William Harbinson is also commemorated on the Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson Private William Harbinson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson Private William Harbinson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson Private Harbinson arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson The 1911 census record that the Harbinson family was living with the Cumberland family in Barrack Street, Dungannon. They are described in the census as “visitors”. William’s father was still alive but not with the family.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson 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.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson The 1901 census records George as age 13, having left school was 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.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson Family: James Harbinson, Mary Harbinson, Margaret Harbinson (born 22nd September 1879), Thomas Harbinson (born 8th October 1881, died 5th October 1882), Annie Mary Harbinson (born 24th December 1883), Eliza Lilly Harbinson (born 25th August 1885), George Harbinson (13th May 1887), William Harbinson (born 2nd July 1889), Adam Harbinson (born 1st October 1891), Teresa Harbinson (born 11th October 1893), Susan Jane ‘Jeannie’ Harbinson (born 2nd August 1896).
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson William Harbinson was born on 2nd July 1889. He was one of nine children, eight surviving, all born in Dungannon.
02/05/2021 Pte. William Harbinson William Harbinson was the son of James and Mary Harbinson. James Harbinson and Mary Cummings were married on 17th December 1878 in the Belfast.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton Gunner William Hamilton is listed on page 35 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton In his will, he left all to his mother, Mrs Jane Hamilton, who was living at Mullaghmore, Fivemiletown.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton He was struck by a shell and death was instantaneous. We buried him last night, the chaplain taking the service, and we marked his grave with a white cross. His loss was keenly felt by the whole company, who knew him for a good companion and an excellent soldier.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton There has been another cloud of sadness in the district of Kiltermon, Fivemiletown, and much sympathy has been expressed in connection with the death of Gunner William Hamilton. He was only 19 years old and a general favourite from his early days. He was such a thorough going, straightforward boy that he won the respect of all, and his loss is greatly deplored. His officer writes:-
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton From the Fermanagh Times dated 24th August 1916: An Excellent Soldier
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton Gunner William Hamilton was serving with the 275th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 2nd August 1916. He was killed instantaneously when a shell burst beside him.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton William Hamilton is also commemorated on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Johns Church, Fivemiletown and also on Timpany L.O.L. WWI Roll of Honour.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton Gunner William Hamilton is commemorated locally on both Clogher War Memorial and Fivemiletown War Memorial.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton Gunner William Hamilton is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery at Mametz, 10 kilometres east of Albert in France.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton The 1901 census records William as age 3 living with the family at Cullynane, Fivemiletown, Tyrone. William’s father James was a farmer.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton Family: James Hamilton, Mary Jane Hamilton, Mary Jane Hamilton (born 5th June 1883), John Hamilton (born 21st December 1885), James Samuel Hamilton (born 20th December 1895), William Hamilton (born 3rd November 1897), Robert Hamilton (born 22nd June 1899).
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton William Hamilton was born on 3rd November 1897. He was one of five children, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
02/05/2021 Gnr William Hamilton William Hamilton was a son of James and Mary Jane Hamilton. James Hamilton and Mary Woods were married on 8th June 1882 in the district of Dungannon.
02/05/2021 Pte. Robert Hamilton Private Robert Hamilton is also commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
02/05/2021 Pte. Robert Hamilton Private Robert Hamilton is listed on page 65 of the Fivemiletown book, from which some of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
02/05/2021 Pte. Robert Hamilton Private Robert Hamilton is also commemorated on the WWI Plaque in Mullahara Orange Hall, County Monaghan.
02/05/2021 Pte. Robert Hamilton Private Hamilton arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 4th October 1915.
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01/05/2021 Pte. John Stanley Hamilton The 1911 census lists John Stanley as age 20, living at house 1 in Lairakean, Caledon, Tyrone. He was a farm labourer for the Brown family.
01/05/2021 Pte. John Stanley Hamilton Private John Stanley Hamilton is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
01/05/2021 Pte. John Stanley Hamilton Private John S Hamilton is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France.
01/05/2021 Pte. John Stanley Hamilton Private Hamilton arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 6th October 1915.
01/05/2021 Trooper Harry (ww1) Hamilton It has not been possible to identify accurately this man. Below is the details of who we believe is the best possibility.
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01/05/2021 Trooper Harry (ww1) Hamilton There is a Trooper Harry Hamilton, of the Inniskilling Dragoons, listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
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