Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
1189   Rifleman Henry Leacock
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Henry Leacock was born in Tobermore. in 1912 he gave his address as Clooney, Tobermore. Henry Leacock was a motorman on Belfast trams. Henry Leacock enlisted at Belfast, giving Tobermore as his home. Rifleman Henry Leacock was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave XIX-G-2
CWGC Casualty 544268
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 Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - 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 25
References and Links
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1 1912 Ulster Covenant Signed by Henry Leacock in Clooney, Tobermore
2 Belfast City Corporation War Dead H Leacock listed on War Memorial
3 Belfast Forum Details of Rifleman Henry Leacock
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here - 7189
5 Tobermore Community Projects Details of Rifleman Henry Leacock including photo
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Henry Leacock's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023