Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
41401   Lance Sergeant George Adams Henry M.M.
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Dated added: 16/07/2019
Last updated: 12/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died:
26/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
23
Summary
George Henry joined the North Irish Horse prior to the war and as a trooper had gone to France at the outbreak of hostilities. For some months he was the bodyguard of Sir John French when he was Commander-in-Chief, and afterwards of General Smith-Dorrien. On 13th January 1918, Sergeant Henry was awarded the Military Medal along with Lance Corporal A.C. Clarke. He received severe wounds in action on 14th March 1918 and died on the 26th March at the Australian General Hospital at Rouen.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
St Sever Cemetery Extension
Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref:
Grave 6_H-12b
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
St Sever Cemetery and St. Sever Cemetery Extension are located within a large communal cemetery situated on the eastern edge of the southern Rouen suburbs of Le Grand Quevilly and Le Petit Quevilly.
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Henery" family 1901 census lists George A as age 6 at house 2 in Cloghog, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Henry family 1911 census lists George as age 16 at house 2 in Cloghog, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
3 Facebook - North Irish Horse Newspaper cutting of L/Serg George A Henry, on horseback
4 London Gazette - 15th March 1918 Notification of award of Military Medal to Lance Sergeant G A Henry
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (Military Medal)
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (Service Medal)
7 Ulster Towns Directory for 1910 The Cookstown Section lists Andrew's father William James, as a corn and grass-seed merchant
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Sergeant G A Henry's grave can be purchased here
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