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12/27982   Private Robert Henry
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
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Summary      
Robert Henry was born in Ballyclare. Robert Henry enlisted in Maghera. Private Robert Henry was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 29th March 1918. Private Robert Henry is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Further Information
Robert Henry was born in Ballyclare.
Robert Henry enlisted in Maghera.
Medal card
Private Robert Henry was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 29th March 1918.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 6th April 1918:
HENRY – Killed in action in France, Private Bob Henry, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
‘Only in form we both are parted,
But in my heart will there remain,
And someday we’ll be united,
Never more to part again.
The fond remembrance of the past,
Shall often bring regret,
Until my heart will cease to beat,
I never can forget.
I love thee in life, and thy memory I cherish,
Though wide stormy oceans between us now roll,
My love and affection for thee cannot perish,
Hope points to the skies and my sorrows control.’
Inserted by a sorrowing friend.
Private Robert Henry is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Maghera area Maghera Enlisted in Maghera 54.845499 -6.674096
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Henry's grave can be purchased here
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