Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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19245   Private John Rafferty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 43
Summary      
John Rafferty was the son of John and Mary Rafferty. He was born in Cookstown about 1872. John Rafferty was married to Sarah Rafferty. John Rafferty enlisted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne while he was living and working there. Private John Rafferty 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.
Further Information
John Rafferty was the son of John and Mary Rafferty.
John was born in Cookstown about 1872.
John Rafferty was married to Sarah Rafferty.
John Rafferty enlisted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne while he was living and working there.
Private John Rafferty 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.
Private John Rafferty has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 97-101 on Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
John Rafferty inscription
This inscription photo was taken by the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch on a visit to Gallipoli in September 2014.
Private John Rafferty is also commemorated on the WW1 Roll of Honour in St Robertís Roman Catholic Church, Cedar Road, Fenham. Fenham is the area western end of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
The CWGC record Private John Rafferty as the son of the late John and Mary Rafferty. He is also recorded as being the husband of Sarah Riley, (formerly Rafferty), of 43 Morrison Street, Gateshead, England.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown area Cookstown Central Born in Cookstown area 54.646688 -6.743344
References and Links
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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
4 St Roberts RC Church, Fenham John Rafferty listed on memorial
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