Matier, Daniel (No. 7659)

Matier, Daniel

Corporal

No. 7659, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Sunday 9 May 1915 (aged 29)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium (Panel 9)

Newtownards and District War Memorial

Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919

for Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards

BIOGRAPHY

In some records his surname is spelt Mateer and in others McTeer.

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour his forename is recorded as David.

Daniel Matier was born on 8 April 1886 in Russell Place, Newtownards and he was a son of Isabella Matier who worked as a seamstress and lived at 78 East Street, Newtownards.

After leaving school, Daniel Matier (aged 14) worked as a hackler (he combed flax with a hackle).

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that, for a time, Daniel Matier lived in Rangoon, India

In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards it is recorded that, for a time, Daniel Matier lived at 59 Little Francis Street, Newtownards.

Daniel Matier enlisted in Belfast and served with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.  Corporal Daniel Matier (No. 7659) was 29 when he was killed in action on 9 May 1915 during the Allied attack at Rouge Bancs.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium; on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards.