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18174   Private Bernard Laverty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/10/1899
Died: 04/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Bernard Laverty was the oldest son of Charles and Catherine Laverty. He was born on 28th October 1899 in Clonoe, Coalisland, County Tyrone. He was one of three children, all born in the Coalisland area. Private Laverty served initially with the Connaught Rangers and later served with the Leinster Regiment. He was killed in France on the 4th September 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 10
CWGC Casualty 869425
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Bernard Laverty Lists Bernard as age 1 living at house 13 in Annaghnaboe, Meenagh, Tyrone
2 No grave photo, but details from a relative.
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Bernard Laverty, born Clonoe, erroneously County Tipperary
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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