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20325   Private Charles O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/08/1892
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
Charles O’Neill was the eldest son of William and Mary O'Neill (nee McIlvenna). Charles was born on 4th August 1892 in the Moneymore area. The family lived in Ballymulligan, Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a ploughman. By 1911 Charles and his brother Thomas were working for William John Scott, a farmer. Charles O’Neill was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 21st March 1918. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1586237
Summary      
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 250
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists Charles as age 9 at house 8 in Ballymulligan, Loop
2 1911 Census lists Charles O'Neill 1911 census lists Charles as age 19, a servant at house 10 in Ballynewy, Springhill, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Townlands.ie Ballynewy Townland, Co. Derry