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6982776   Fusilier Hugh O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/01/1922
Died: 07/04/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Fusilier Hugh O誰eill was born on 23rd January 1922 and was the son of Hugh & Bridget O誰eill, Chapel Street, Cookstown. He had worked as a message boy prior to enlisting with the Inniskillings on the 26th June1940 at Omagh. The 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were stationed in India prior to the outbreak of World War Two. On 7th / 8th April 1943 Hugh O誰eill was part of a patrol which engaged a Japanese force in Padana Chaung area, Burma. Fusilier O誰eill was killed in action during one of these engagements.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rangoon Memorial
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Face 11
CWGC Casualty 2520693
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 343
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 CWGC Captain Abraham Oscar Karstaedt, RAMC, attd 1st Bn R Innis Fus
2 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Photos of Battalion Diary from relevant days
3 Inniskillings in Burma: Jan - Apr 1943 Details of the Inniskillings in Burma
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023