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126191   Gunner Joseph Wylie Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 17/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Joseph Wylie Neil lived in Oldtown Street, Cookstown up until about 1914 and before leaving home for work in Scotland He joined the Royal Field Artillery in early 1916 and was sent to France in July of that same year. It was reported at the time of his death on 17th April 1918, that he had been killed by shellfire while having his tea.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery
  Morebecque, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave 4-B-15
CWGC Casualty 68694
Morebecque is a small village in the Department of the Nord, 3 kilometres south-west of Hazebrouck. Leave the church in Morebecque and head north on the D916 towards Hazebrouck. After approximately 1 kilometre there is a Plant Nursery on the left hand side. Take the small road which goes through the nursery and the cemetery will be found on the right hand side in amongst farm land.
Local Memorial Details

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1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - West Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 263
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Neill family 1911 census lists Joseph as age 15 at house 42 in Church Street, Cookstown
2 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Gunner Joseph Wylie Neill
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018