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17531   Lance Corporal William Henderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
William Henderson was the only son of William and Elizabeth Henderson. He was born about 1893 in Dunmoyle, County Tyrone. By 1911 was working as an apprentice carpenter. His father was a master carpenter. The family had moved to live in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. William Henderson enlisted in Ballygawley. Lance Corporal William Henderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
Further Information
William Henderson was the only son of William and Elizabeth Henderson. He was born about 1893 in Dunmoyle, which lies midway between Ballygawley and Carrickmore in County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records William as 8 years old. The family were living in Dunmoyle. His father was a carpenter and his mother worked as a dressmaker. William had a younger sister called Florence.
Family: William Henderson, Elizabeth Henderson, William Henderson (born about 1893), Florence Henderson (born about 1896).
The 1911 census records William as 18 years old. He was now working as an apprentice carpenter. His father was a master carpenter. The family had moved to live in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
William Henderson enlisted in Ballygawley.
Medal card
Lance Corporal William Henderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
Lance Corporal William Henderson's headstone
The CWGC records William as the son of William Henderson, of Ballygawley Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballygawley Town Ballygawley Census listing in Ballygawley Town 54.461258 -7.028003
2 Dunmoyle, Foremass Ballygawley Census listing in Dunmoyle, Foremass 54.529151 -7.067642
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1 1901 Census lists Henderson Family Lists William as age 8, living with the family at house 40 in Dunmoyle, Foremass, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Henderson Family Lists William as age 18, living with the family at house 73 in Ballygawley Town, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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