7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Charles Richard Cooney was born on 13th March 1894 and was the only son of James L. Cooney of 3 High Street, Moneymore. He received a commission in 1915 to the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and was sent to Ipswich for a preliminary course on 1st November 1915. He was then attached to the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers for training at Curragh Camp and Moore Park, near Fermoy, and subsequently to the 10th Royal Irish Rifles. He arrived in France on 20th July 1916 and was attached to the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles and appears to have taken his turn in the trenches from the day of his arrival. While serving with them in France he was killed by shellfire on 9th October 1916.