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   2nd Lieutenant Joseph Laverty
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 04/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/12/1886
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Joseph Laverty was the son of James and Margaret Laverty. He was born in Tobermore on 8th December 1886. The family lived in Tobermore Town, County Londonderry. His father was a tailor. Joseph went on to become a National School teacher. Joseph married Gretta Diver on Omagh on 22nd July 1910. Gretta was a teacher too. Gretta died on 23rd July 1913, three years and a day after they were married. She was 26 years old. Joseph Laverty volunteered through Queen's University O.T.C. 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Laverty was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140, 162-163A
CWGC Casualty 835403
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 18
2 Queens University - WW1
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1 1901 Census lists Laverty family 1901 census lists Joe as age 14 living with the family at house 68 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Joseph Laverty 1911 census lists Joe as age 25 living with his wife at house 1 in Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Longford
3 1911 Census lists Laverty family 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 71 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
4 Facebook - Tobermore & District War Memorial Photo of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Laverty
5 National Archives UK Some details of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Laverty can be purchased here
6 Queen’s University War Memorial Laverty, Joseph, Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles
7 Tobermore Community Projects Details of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Laverty including photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023