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3080100   Private Patrick O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/05/1892
Died: 27/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Summary      
Patrick O’Neill was the son of Edward and Sarah O’Neill. Patrick was born on 26th May 1882 in Coagh. The family lived in Coagh and his father was a stone mason. Patrick O’Neill spent seven years with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers before emigrating to America. Prior to enlisting, Patrick was living with his wife Fannie at 62 Essex Street, Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was working as a labourer. Patrick travelled to Canada and enlisted in Montreal on 3rd October 1917. On 26th August 1918, the Canadian Corps, including the 24th Battalion, recaptured the area. Private Patrick O’Neill was seriously wounded during the taking of Wancourt.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wancourt British Cemetery
  Wancourt, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 3-B-10
CWGC Casualty 32864
Summary      
Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometers south-east of Arras and 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The cemetery is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D35 road.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 275
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists Patrick as age at 17 at house 37 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Patrick O'Neill
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Patrick O'Neill
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Patrick O'Neil's death
5 Patrick O'Neil Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Patrick O'Neill's grave can be purchased here