Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
ff
20325   Private Charles O'Neill
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/08/1892
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
Charles O誰eill was the eldest son of William and Mary O'Neill (nee McIlvenna). Charles was born on 4th August 1892 in the Moneymore area. The family lived in Ballymulligan, Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a ploughman. By 1911 Charles and his brother Thomas were working for William John Scott, a farmer. Charles O誰eill was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 21st March 1918. He was 25 years old.
Further Information
Charles O誰eill was the eldest son of William and Mary O'Neill (nee McIlvenna). Charles was born on 4th August 1892 in the Moneymore area.
Family: William O'Neill, Mary O'Neill, Charles O'Neill (born 4th August 1892). Thomas John O'Neill (born 19th May 1893), Henry Jas O'Neill (born 8th August 1894), Margaret O'Neill (born 1st November 1895), William O'Neill (born 21st April 1898), Joseph O'Neill (born 19th April 1900).
The 1901 census lists Charles as age 9, living with the family at house 8 in Ballymulligan, Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a ploughman.
The 1911 census lists Charles as age 19, a farm servant along with his younger brother Thomas, at house 10 in Ballynewy, Springhill, County Londonderry. He was working for William John Scott, a farmer.
Charles enlisted with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Magherafelt.
Medal card
Charles O誰eill was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 21st March 1918. He was 25 years old.
It was the first day of the German Spring Offensive, also known as the Lundendorf Offensive.
Private Charles O誰eill has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38-40 on Pozieres Memorial, France.
The CWGC record Private Charles O誰eill as the son of Mary O'Neill of Ballyrogully, Loup, Moneymore, County Derry, and the late William O'Neill.
Read more
Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballymulligan, Loop Loop-Ballyronan Census listing in Ballymulligan, Loop 54.706739 -6.595594
2 Ballynewy Coagh Census listing in Ballynewy 54.660594 -6.623461
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists Charles as age 9 at house 8 in Ballymulligan, Loop
2 1911 Census lists Charles O'Neill 1911 census lists Charles as age 19, a servant at house 10 in Ballynewy, Springhill, Londonderry
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020