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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)
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Summary      
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.
Rifleman Henry Leacock
Further Information
Henry Leacock was born in Tobermore.
Henry signed the Ulster Covenant 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.
Medal card
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.
From newspaper:
Rifleman H Leacock, Royal Irish Rifles, Tobermore, County Derry, killed was formerly a motorman on Belfast trams.
Rifleman Henry Leacock is interred at Mill Road Cemetery in the shadow of the Ulster Tower at Thiepval.
Rifleman H Leacock is also commemorated on the Belfast City Corporation War Memorial Plaque in Belfast City Hall.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Clooney, Tobermore Tobermore Covenant listing in Clooney, Tobermore 54.811548 -6.687834
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 2014-2020