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30/12/2015
30/12/2015 Another brother, Charles Murray, also died in the War.
30/12/2015
30/12/2015 Patrick's younger brother Francis also died in World War One. Remarkably the two brothers died within 4 days of each other in August 1917.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Patrick as : (Served as BERNEY). Son of Francis and Teresa Murray, of Foremass, Sixmilecross, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Rifleman Patrick Murray served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in France from 4 June 1915 and was killed enroute to the Battle of Langemarck, Belgium, on 16 August 1917, aged 23. The 1st Bn. was stationed on the outskirts of Ypres and at 9 p.m. set off to march to their assembly point at Westhoeck Ridge, about 4 to 5 miles away. During the march 'D' Company received a direct hit from an enemy shell killing or wounding 13 soldiers.
30/12/2015 Patrick Murray was living in Tandragee before enlisting. Patrick enlisted in Omagh and served as Patrick BERNEY.
30/12/2015 By the time of 1911 census, it seems the family had split up. Patrick appears to be working as a farm servant on a farm in Cloneblaugh, Cecil, Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Family: Francis Murray, Teresa Murray, Patrick Murray (born about 1894), Charles Murray (born about 1896), Francis Murray (born about 1898), Lucinda Murray (born about 1901).
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records Patrick as 7 years old. His father was a farm labourer who was born in Scotland. His mother was born in India. All their children were born in Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Patrick Murray was the son of Francis and Teresa Murray. Patrick was born about 1894 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
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