7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Matthew Haggerty was the son of Samuel and Jane Haggerty. He was born on 11th September 1896 in the Caledon/Tynan area. By 1911 Matthew was a 15 year old mill worker. His father worked was a railway worker. 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.
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.