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10738   Private Peter Brannigan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 19/12/1914 (Killed in Action)
Peter Brannigan was the son of John Brannigan. Peter was born in the Dungannon area, mostly likely Glenbeg, Galbally. Peter Brannigan enlisted in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He arrived in France on 30th November 1914. Private Peter Brannigan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 19th December 1914. In the deployment of his estate, Peter Brannigan, late of Glenbeg, Galbally, Pomeroy, County Tyrone left all to is father, John Brannigan, who was a farmer.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 37-38
CWGC Casualty 824440
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Photo of Private Peter Brannigan's inscription
2 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Peter Brannigan, born Dungannon
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 PRONI Wills Calendar Search for Brannigan, died 20 Dec 1914.
5 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private Peter Brannigan
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023