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29586   Private Robert John Murray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/08/1898
Died: 05/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Robert John Murray was the eldest son of John and Mary Murray. He was born on 24th August 1897 in Fedden, Ballygawley. He was the eldest of five children. His father was a farm labourer. It seems his father died sometime between 1908 and 1914. Private Robert Murray was serving with the 7/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 5th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension
  Villers-Faucon, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-F-9
CWGC Casualty 236117
Villers-Faucon is a large village in the Department of the Somme, about 17 kilometres north-east of Peronne. From the centre of the village take the D72 towards Lieramont. Turn right at a CWGC signpost opposite a parking area. The Cemetery is on the left hand side of the road and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is on the north-west side of the cemetery
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 56
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murray Family Lists Robert John as age 3, living with the family at house 10 in Cleanally, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Murray Family Lists Robert John as age 14, living with the family at house 87 in Ballygawley Town, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Robert Murray's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert John Murray
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert Murray's gravestone can be purchased here
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