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27405   Private Peter Rafferty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Peter Rafferty was a son of Thomas and Ellen Rafferty (nee McCann). Peter was born about 1895 in Coalisland, County Tyrone. The family lived in Coalisland. Peter i worked as a labourer in a brick yard. Peter Rafferty enlisted in Dungannon with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Peter Rafferty was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 22 years old. The CWGC records his family as living at Barrack Row, Coalisland.
Further Information
Peter Rafferty was a son of Thomas and Ellen Rafferty (nee McCann). They were married about 1889. Peter was born about 1895 in Coalisland, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records Peters as 6 years old. The family is living in Brackaville, Tullyniskane near Coalisland. Thomas and Ellen are both Mill Workers.
The 1911 census reveals that Peter and the family have moved to Coalisland Town. Peter is now 16 years old, has left school and is working as a labourer in a brick yard.
Family: Thomas Rafferty, Ellen Rafferty, Mary Rafferty (born about 1890), John Rafferty (born about 1893), Peter Rafferty (born about 1895), Maggie Rafferty (born about 1896), Lizzie Rafferty (born about 1898), Rafferty Thomas (born about 1903).
Peter Rafferty enlisted in Dungannon with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Private Peter Rafferty was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 22 years old.
Unlike many who died at the Somme, Private Rafferty has a grave and is buried at Y Ravine Cemetery in Beaumont-Hamel.
The CWGC records his family as living at Barrack Row, Coalisland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Brackaville, Tullyniskane Coalisland Census listing in Brackaville, Tullyniskane 54.54755 -6.714542
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1 1901 Census lists Rafferty family Lists Peter as age 6 living with the family at house 18 in Brackaville,Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Rafferty family Lists Peter as age 16 living with the family at house 105 in Coalisland Town, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
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