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3039   Private Francis Murray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Died: 12/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Francis Murray was the son of Francis and Teresa Murray. Francis was born about 1898 in Garvaghy, Errigal, County Tyrone. When enlisting, Francis Murray was living in Sixmilecross, but he enlisted in Londonderry. Private Francis Murray was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action in France on 12 August 1917. Francisí older brother Patrick 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, 2
Grave Ref: Grave L-H-10
CWGC Casualty 464053
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 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 Charles Murray Brother of Francis Murray, who also died in World War One
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Patrick Murray Brother of Francis Murray, who also died in World War One
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020