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S/51467   Private Robert Henry
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Dated added: 25/04/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/04/1899
Died: 12/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 871091
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.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 80
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Henry family Possible 1901 census listing of the family at house 44 in Gortmacrane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Henry family 1911 census lists Rpbert as age 11 living with the family at house 38 in Bovedy, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
3 Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private Robert Henry
4 Forum Discussion (rootschat) Gives date of birth as 16-4-1899
5 National Archives UK Medal card of S/21467 Private Robert Henry can be purchased here
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