Robert Henry was the eldest son of David and Tilly / Lilly Henry. He was born 16th April 1899 in Aghadowey. He was one of at least four children and lived in Boveedy, Kilrea. David Henry died in Kilrea in 1907 when Robert was just seven years old. Robert Henry enlisted in Stirling, Scotland. Private Robert Henry was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he was killed in action on Friday 12th April 1918.
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.