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19245   Private John Rafferty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 43
John Rafferty was born in Cookstown but enlisted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne while he was living and working there. He was serving in the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Gallipoli when he was killed in action along with Thomas Devlin and William Graham at Scimitar Hill on 21st August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 687320
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 82
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 Private Thomas Devlin Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
3 Private William Graham Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018