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2980   Rifleman Patrick Murray (Berney)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
(Served as BERNEY). Patrick Murray was the son of Francis and Teresa Murray. Patrick was born about 1894 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Patrick Murray was living in Tandragee before enlisting. Patrick enlisted in Omagh and served as Patrick BERNEY. Rifleman 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, when ‘D’ Company received a direct hit from an enemy shell killing or wounding 13 soldiers. 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140, 162-162A and 163A
CWGC Casualty 831860
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 46
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murray Family Lists Patrick as age 7, living with the family at house 41 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Patrick Murray Possibly lists Patrick as age 16, working as a farm servant at house 27 in Altanagh, Athenree, Tyrone
3 Charles Murray Brother of Patrick Murray, who also died in World War One
4 Francis Murray Brother of Patrick Murray, who also died in World War One
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Tandragree online Details of how Patrick Murray died
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021