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40874   Rifleman Thomas McCready Henderson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/06/1887
Died: 07/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Thomas McCready Henderson was the youngest son of George and Margaret Henderson. He was born on 23rd June 1887 in Tobermore. A newspaper report reveals the family lived at Killynumber House in Tobermore. Thomas’ father died when he was young. Thomas enlisted in Antrim. Thomas Henderson served with the North Irish Horse for a time, Service No. 2075. Rifleman Thomas McCready Henderson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Belgium on Saturday 7th September 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery
  Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-11
CWGC Casualty 443890
Kandahar Farm Cemetery is located 14 km south of Ieper town centre on the Niewkerkestraat (N314), a road leading from the N365 connecting Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen 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. On reaching the town of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto the Mesenstraat (N314), which carries on to Nieuwkerke, via the village of Wulvergem. The cemetery lies 1 km after passing through the village of Wulvergem, on the left hand side of Nieuwkerkestraat.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 15
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1 1901 census lists Henderson family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 13, living with the family at house 2 in Kellynumber, Inniscairn, Londonderry
2 1911 census lists Henderson family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 6 in Killynumber, Iniscarn, Londonderry
3 Photo of Rifleman Thomas Henderson's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 North Irish Horse Details of Rifleman Thomas McCready Henderson including grave photo
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Thomas Henderson's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023