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13042   Private Samuel McElfatrick
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Dated added: 12/10/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Samuel John McElfatrick was the son of Mary McElfatrick. Samuel was born about 1881 in Tamlaght, near Kilrea. Samuel was a farm labourer who lived in Movenis, Bovagh, County Londonderry. He married Hessie Doherty in 1902. They had five children. Private Samuel McElfatrick was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 802637
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1901 census lists Samuel McElfatrick 1901 census lists Samuel as age 17, working at house 9 in Movenis, Bovagh, Londonderry
2 1911 census lists 'McIlfatrick' family 1911 census lists Samuel John as age 30, living with his family at house 3 in Caulhame, Bovagh, Londonderry
3 BBC - 90 Years Small photo
4 Forum discussion (Rootschat) Family details of Private Samuel McElfatrick
5 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private Samuel McElfatrick including photo
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Samuel McElfatrick can be purchased here
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