1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.