1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/01/1943 (Killed in Action)
Leo O誰eill was the son of Harry J and Elizabeth O誰eill of Stewartstown. He was born on 18th July 1922. Prior to enlisting, Leonard had worked as a brick worker and labourer. Leonard O誰eill enlisted with the Inniskillings shortly after his 18th birthday. Fusilier Leo O誰eill was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Burma when he was killed in this action on 7th January 1943, aged 20.
The Rangoon Memorial is situated in Taukkyan War Cemetery, which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). The cemetery is on PY1 Road (formerly Prome Road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.