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6972028   Sergeant William Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/09/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/02/1894
Died: 22/04/1945 (Died of Illness)
Age: 51
William Neill was the eldest son of William and Jane Neill. He was born on born in February 1894. He was employed as a mill worker prior to serving in WW1. He later married and had six children. William Neill re-enlisted once more with the 5th (Home Defence) Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th August 1940. Sergeant William Neill died of illness while in service at Southend General Hospital in Essex on 22nd April 1945, aged 51.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cookstown New Cemetery
  Cookstown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Sect A, Grave 709
CWGC Casualty 2835103
Cookstown New Cemetery is situated at the junction of Cemetery Road and Westland Road South, Cookstown. Cookstown New Cemetery is also known as Westland Rd Cemetery and Forthill Cemetery.
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 383
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Neill family Lists William as age 7 living with the family at house 1 in Loughry, Tullaghog, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Neill family Lists William as age 17 living with the family at house 30 in Millburn Street, Cookstown Urban, Tyrone
3 Photo of Sergeant William Neill's grave
4 National Archives UK WW1 Medal card of William Neill (3881) can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023