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3039   Private Francis Murray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/05/1898
Died: 12/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Francis Murray was the son of Francis and Teresa Murray. Francis was born on 7th May 1898 in Garvaghy, Ballygawley. Private Francis Murray was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action in France on 12th August 1917. Francisí older brother Patrick also died in World War One. He was one of three brothers who died in the war.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave L-H-10
CWGC Casualty 464053
Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332)
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 42
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murray Family Lists Francis as age 3, living with the family at house 41 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Francis Murray Possibly lists Francis as age 12, working as a farm servant at house 27 in Altanagh, Athenree, Tyrone
3 Brother - Charles Murray Brother of Francis Murray, who also died in World War One
4 Brother - Patrick Murray Brother of Francis Murray, who also died in World War One
5 Photo of Private Francis Murray's grave
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Francis Murray's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023