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11200   Private William Harbinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/07/1889
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
William Harbinson was the son of James and Mary Harbinson. He was born on 2nd July 1889 in Dungannon. William was educated at Drumglass School. William enlisted in Dungannon. Private William Harbinson was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 789123
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
3 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
2 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Harbinson family Lists William as age 11 at house 6 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 census lists Harbinson family Does not list William as living with the family at house 17 in Barrack Street, Dungannon
3 1911 census lists William Harbinson Lists William as age 20 at house 1000 in Drumcoo, Dungannon, Tyrone
4 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 William Harbinson listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
5 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private William Harbinson's inscription
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021