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22162   Private Matthew Haggerty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
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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

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 57
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Hegarty family Lists Matthew as age 15, a Mill Worker Woollen, at house 6 in Enagh, Caledon, Tyrone
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Matthew Haggerty
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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