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08/11/2021 Private Joseph Rafferty is listed on page 38 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
08/11/2021 Private Joseph Rafferty is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
08/11/2021 Joseph Rafferty later became the foster son of his uncle and aunt, Henry and Eliza Anne Heron.
08/11/2021 Known family: Daniel Rafferty, Mary Rafferty, Robert Rafferty (born 1st December 1886), Joseph Rafferty (born 19th December 1893).
08/11/2021 Joseph Rafferty was born on 19th December 1893 in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.
08/11/2021 Joseph Rafferty was the son of Daniel and Mary Rafferty. Daniel Rafferty and Mary Bogue were married on 27th February 1886 in the district of Fermanagh.
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30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Rafferty as the foster son of Henry Heron of Tattenabuddagh Cooneen, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private Joseph Rafferty has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
30/12/2015 Private Joseph Rafferty was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Saturday 9th September 1916.
30/12/2015 Joseph Rafferty enlisted in Enniskillen. He was living in Fivemiletown at the time.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the Haron family at house 3 in Tattenabuddagh, Corralongford, County Fermanagh.
30/12/2015 All: Henry Harren, Eliza Anne Harren, Mary Eliza Harren (born about 1890), James Harren (born about 1893), Joseph Harren (born about 1895), Maggie Harren (born about 1897), William Francis Harren (born about 1900), Joseph Rafferty (born about 1894).
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Joseph Rafferty as living with the Harren family at house 6 in Aughavoory, Corrylongford, County Fermanagh. Joseph was 7 years old. Henry Harren was a caretaker.
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