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20502   Private John O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/02/1897
Died: 27/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
John O’Neill was born on 17th February 1897, at Aughacolumb, Ardboe, Cookstown, the second son of John (Jack) O’Neill and Mrs. Rose O’Neill. John and Rose had 14 children. John O’Neill worked as a farm labourer .John disappeared one weekend early in 1915. Private William Wilson from Cookstown died of his wounds on the 28th April 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-D-18
CWGC Casualty 67831
Summary      
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 108
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists John as age 4 at house 36 in Killywoolaghan, Killycolpy
2 1911 Census lists O'Neill family 1911 census lists John as not living at house 6 in Killywoolaghan, Killycolpy
3 Facebook notes John O'Neill, Aghacolumb, Ardboe, Co Tyrone (1897-1916)