Joseph O誰eill was the son of Joseph and Lizzie O誰eill nee Hunter. Joseph was born about 1895 in Magherafelt. Joseph was living and working in Glasgow at the outbreak of war when he enlisted with the Connaught Rangers. Corporal Joseph O誰eill was killed in action in Salonika on 6th December 1915. He was 20 years old. Joseph had two other brothers who died in the war. Private Francis O誰eill was killed in action on the 29th March 1915 while serving with the 2nd Inniskillings in trenches at Festubert. Private Peter O誰eill was killed in action on 30th May 1915, while his battalion was in Brigade reserve at White House, Gallipoli.
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south-east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna. The Memorial stands on what was called Colonial Hill, and can be seen from a distance and is a landmark.