1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.