Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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02/03/2016 It was the first day of the German Spring Offensive, also known as the Lundendorf Offensive.
02/03/2016 Charles O’Neill 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.
02/03/2016 Charles enlisted with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Magherafelt.
02/03/2016 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.
02/03/2016 The CWGC record Private Charles O’Neill as the son of Mary O'Neill of Ballyrogully, Loup, Moneymore, County Derry, and the late William O'Neill.
02/03/2016 Private Charles O’Neill has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38-40 on Pozieres Memorial, France.
02/03/2016 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.
02/03/2016 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).
02/03/2016 Charles O’Neill was the eldest son of William and Mary O'Neill (nee McIlvenna). Charles was born on 4th August 1892 in the Moneymore area.
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