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3035   Private Francis O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/03/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Francis O誰eill was the eldest son of Joseph and Lizzie O誰eill. Francis was born about 1879 in Omagh, County Tyrone. He and his wife, Annie, lived at Ballygruby, Moneymore. On the 29th March 1915 the 2nd Inniskillings were in trenches at Festubert. Francis O誰eill was killed in action. Francis was the first of three brothers who died in the war in 1915. Private Peter O誰eill was killed in action on 30th May 1915, while his battalion was in Brigade reserve at White House, Gallipoli. Corporal Joseph O誰eill was killed in action in Salonika on 6th December 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Browns Rd Cemetery
  Festubert, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 2-E-6
CWGC Casualty 189134
Festubert is a village 8 kilometres east-north-east of Bethune. From the church in Festubert, take the D166 signposted Cuinchy. After 300 metres turn right. Brown's Road Military Cemetery will be found a further 300 metres along this road on the right hand side.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
3 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 39
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1 Forum Discussion Lists O'Neill family
2 Corporal Joseph O'Neill Brother of Francis O'Neill
3 Private Peter O'Neill Brother of Francis O'Neill