Ref ID: 7242


Henry Barham.


Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman Henry Barham.

Life Story

Name: Henry Barham.

Service Number: 9341.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 21st August 1890, Dundalk, Ireland.

Died: 29th January 1915.

Address: 24 Haldane Street, Belfast.


Henry Barham, son of Arthur and Eleanor Barham, lived at 24 Haldane Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Henry living at 48 Carnan Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, Occupation, Army Pensioner, Infantry, Night Watchman Starch Works, five sisters, Ada Lillian, 17 years, Mabel Constance, 15 years, Doffer In Mill, Eleanor, 13 years, Mary Catherine, 5 years, Martha, under 1 year, and brother Arthur, 8 years


The 1911 Ireland Census has members of Henrys family living at 42 Tobergill Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


Henry joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 6th November 1914.

Henry was a Rifleman in 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action in France on the 29th January 1915 aged 24 years


A local newspaper states



1st Batt R.I.R, killed in action, near Tilleloy. Deceased who was a second son of the late Q.M.S. Alfred Barham, of the Permanent Staff of the R.I.R, was a reservist, and lodged with his married sister at 24 Haldane Street, Belfast. His brother Alfred Barham, was wounded at Le Cateau, and is at present home on furlough


Another states



Mrs Chartres 81 Cambrai Street, Belfast, has received official notification that her brother, Henry Barham, 1 st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action near Tilleloy on the 29th ult. Prior to going to the front deceased visited Belfast on leave from India. His brother, Private A Barham, 2nd Battalion R.I.R, is at present home on sick leave. They are both sons of the late Quartermaster Sergeant Barham, Permanent Staff R.I.Rifles


Henrys Soldiers Effects were left to his sisters Lillian, Mabel, Eleanor and Mary, and two brothers Arthur and Alfred.


See brother also: 8724 Rifleman Alfred Barham 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

See brother in-law also: 12599 Private John Charters 5/6 Battalions Royal Irish Fusiliers.


Henry received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star


He is Remembered at Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, France.

To Remember Is To Honour


Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, Roll of Honour or Memorial, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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