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27405   Private Peter Rafferty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/06/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Peter Rafferty was a son of Thomas and Ellen Rafferty. He was born on 14th June 1894 in Coalisland, County Tyrone. He was one of at least seven children, all born in Coalisland. The family lived in Coalisland. Peter worked as a labourer in a brick yard. Private Peter Rafferty was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Y-Ravine Cemetery
  Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Grave C-10
CWGC Casualty 2743008
Summary      
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 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Peter Rafferty's headstone
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Peter Rafferty's headstone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Peter Rafferty's headstone can be purchased here
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