Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
27405   Private Peter Rafferty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Y-Ravine Cemetery
  Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Grave C-10
CWGC Casualty 2743008
Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre, follow the signs for 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'. "Y" Ravine Cemetery is located within the Park.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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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
3 Photo of Private Peter Rafferty's headstone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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