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11042   Private Robert Rainey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/04/1892
Died: 22/11/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
Robert Rainey was the youngest son of George and Mary Rainey. He was born on 25th April 1892 in Errigal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Ballygawley area. Private Robert Rainey was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of pneumonia in France on 22 November 1915. Robert was 22 years old. Private Rainey was one of three soldier sons. Robert and William George Rainey were killed and the third was discharged on account of wounds.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Beauval Communal Cemetery
  Beauval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave C-30
CWGC Casualty 35072
Beauval is a village on the main road (N25) between Amiens and Doullens, about 24 kilometres north of Amiens and 6 kilometres south of Doullens. Beauval Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the village at the end of a by-road leading off the main road - Rue de l'Eglise.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 18
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Rainey Family Lists Robert as age 8, living with the family at house 17 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Rainey Family Lists Robert as age 18, living with the family at house 26 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
3 Brother - William John Rainey Brother of Robert Rainey, who also died in World War One
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert Rainey's gravestone can be purchased here
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