7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Matthew Haggerty was the Son of Samuel and Jane Haggerty, of Enagh Row, Caledon, County Tyrone. He wa born about 1896 in Tyrone. There is a possibility that the family name is Hegarty. The 1911 census refers the family as Hegarty. The 1911 census records Matthew as a 15 year old Mill Worker Woollen. His father worked as a Railway Worker Navvy. Private Matthew Haggerty was with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 7th June 1917 at the Battle of Messines. He was 22 years old.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.