Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
10895   Private Henry Cowan
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Dated added: 30/11/2016   Last updated: 26/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/03/1916 (Killed in Action)
Henry Cowan was born in Strabane. Henry was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force. Henry Cowan was living in Ballynasaggart, Ballygawley when he enlisted in Enniskillen. Private Henry Cowan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed by a sniper on Sunday 19th March 1916. In his will, Henry left all to a Miss Agnes Watt of Cavey, Ballygawley. A newspaper reports that he was a cousin of Mrs Mary McClean of Ballynasaggart, Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave C-31
CWGC Casualty 598786
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists an Agnes Watt Lists Agnes Watt as age 3, living with her family at house 6 in Cavey, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 Photo of Private Henry Cowan's gravestone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Henry Cowan
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Henry Cowan's gravetone can be purchased here
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