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20502   Private John O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/02/1897
Died: 27/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
John O誰eill was the second son of John and Rose O誰eill. He was born on 16th February 1897 in Stewartstown. He was the second of thirteen known children, twelve surviving. His father was a servant and labourer. John O誰eill worked as a farm labourer John disappeared one weekend early in 1915 and enlisted. Private John O誰eill was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 27th 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
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
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)
4 GAA Board Details of Private John O'Neill
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John O'Neill's grave can be purchased here
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