In Memory of Serjeant JOHN COOPER 7571, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment who died age 32 on 14 May 1915 Son of John and Mary Cooper, of Taghmon, Co. Wexford. Remembered with honour YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL SERGEANT JOHN COOPER, 7571 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, died on the 14th May 1915 at the battle of Ypres (now Ieper). The eldest son of John and Mary Cooper Taghmon, he was a veteran of the Boer war and had served in the army for 17 years. After the war his grave was among those the army grave service were unable to trace and he is therefore commemorated by name on Panel 33 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Gate, Belgium. I'd like to know if Michael received the Military Medal ... or the Military Cross !! In Memory of Private M COOPER M M 2273, 6th Bn., Royal Irish Regiment who died on 14 August 1917 Remembered with honour BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY PRIVATE MICHAEL COOPER, 2273 6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. A younger brother of John he was a keen hurler and footballer with the Taghmon G.A.A. club and he died of wounds in France. He had won the Military Cross for his bravery on the field of battle some months before his death Obituaries in the local press spoke of the sadness of his parents and fellow club members. Private Cooper died on the 14th August 1917 and is buried in Plot 5, Row D, Grave 1 Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium.