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22162   Private Matthew Haggerty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/09/1896
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 42
CWGC Casualty 908289
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 57
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Haggerty' family Lists Matt as age 4 living with the family at house 1 in Manooney, Tynan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Hegarty family Lists Matthew as age 15, a Mill Worker Woollen, at house 6 in Enagh, Caledon, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Matthew Haggerty
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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