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29586   Private Robert John Murray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 05/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Robert John Murray was the son of John and Mary Murray. Robert was born in Fedden, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone about 1898. John Murray worked as a farm labourer. Private Robert Murray was serving with the 7/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 5th March 1918. Robert was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension
  Villers-Faucon, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave III-F-9
CWGC Casualty 236117
Summary      
Villers-Faucon is a large village in the Department of the Somme, about 17 kilometres north-east of Peronne. From the centre of the village take the D72 towards Lieramont. Turn right at a CWGC signpost opposite a parking area. The Cemetery is on the left hand side of the road and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is on the north-west side of the cemetery
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 56
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murray Family Lists Robert John as age 3, living with the family at house 10 in Cleanally, Errigal, Tyrone
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert John Murray
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert Murray's gravestone can be purchased here