Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 The CWGC records his family as living at Barrack Row, Coalisland.
30/12/2015 Unlike many who died at the Somme, Private Rafferty has a grave and is buried at Y Ravine Cemetery in Beaumont-Hamel.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Peter Rafferty enlisted in Dungannon with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 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).
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
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