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S/2753   Private John McNeil
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/12/1879
Died: 25/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
John McNeil was the son of John and Isabella McNeil. He was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone in 1879. No record of the family living in the Cookstown area can be found in either the 1901 or 1911 census. John was living and working in Cambuslang, Glasgow, when he enlisted with the Gordon Highlanders. Private John McNeil was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he was killed in action on Saturday 25th September 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 38
CWGC Casualty 1622375
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 85
References and Links
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1 Evening Times Roll of Honour (1915) Newspaper dated 2nd Oct 1915, page 3, report includes portrait
2 Forum Discussion (SMRG) Private John McNeil was listed on Cambuslang War Memorial
3 Glasgow Roll of Honour Lists a Private John McNeil at 276 London Road, Bridgeton
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private John McNeil
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023