Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
   2nd Lieutenant Charles Richard Cooney
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/03/1894
Died: 09/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
Read more on 2nd Lieutenant Charles Richard Cooney
 Charles Richard Cooney
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 16C
CWGC Casualty 759154
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertlyn Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Moneymore
2 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 179
2 Cookstown Academy
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Cooney family 1901 census lists Charles "Robert" as age 7 at house 3 in High Street, Moneymore
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory The Moneymore Section lists James's father as Drapers' Charity Office - James L Cooney, clerk
3 1911 Census lists Cooney family 1911 census lists Charles "Robert" as age 17 at house 3 in High Street, Moneymore
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023