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6915   Private Peter Tohill (O'Neill)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 09/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Peter Tohill was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Tohill of Stewartstown, County Tyrone. There is some dispute as to whether Peter was born in Belfast or Londonderry. When he enlisted in Banbridge he did so under a false name. He used the name of Patrick O’Neill on his enlistment and it is stated that Patrick O’Neill was born in Belfast, but according to Commonwealth War Graves details, he was born in Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 866510
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 45
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Tohall' family Does not list Peter as living with the family at house 25 in Hill Head, Stewartstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Tohill family Does not list Peter as living with the family at house 28 in Hill Head, Stewartstown, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023