9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Isaac Black was born at Sandholes, Cookstown. He was the son of William Black and Elizabeth Black (nee Vance). When members of the Ulster Volunteers joined the colours in 1914, Isaac enlisted at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and trained at Shane’s Park Camp at Randalstown. He was promoted to Corporal during his early training and early in September 1915 the 9th Inniskillings went to Bordon Camp in England and from there to France in October. Corporal Isaac Black was killed in action on 1st July 1916, as he encouraged his men to cross No Man’s Land. He was buried in Mill Road Cemetery close to where he fell.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).