1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/04/1943 (Killed in Action)
Fusilier Isaac Henry was born in June 1912 at Magheraglass, Cookstown. He was the son of Robert Henry and Mrs Anne Henry (nee McGaughey). Prior to joining the army he was a steel erector and went to live in Coventry with his wife, Margaret. He was conscripted in 1940. On 15th April 1943 his battalion was tasked with capturing the Djebelang, one at a series of barren rocky hills north of Medjez in Tunisia. Subsequent artillery fire and mortaring and sniping killed 2 officers and 3 other ranks. It is believed Fusilier Isaac Henry was one of these casualties.