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30/11/2017 The CWGC record Private John McNeil as the son of John and Isabella McNeil of 560 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow.
30/11/2017 Private John McNeil was listed on Cambuslang War Memorial in Glasgow.
30/11/2017 ‘According to William Stanley, Land and Fleet Services, South Lanarkshire Council, the Cambuslang memorial did have plaques which were inscribed with the names of the fallen. The plaques were vandalised, removed for refurbishment and lost, or they were stolen. This happened sometime in the early nineties. Thankfully details of the roll of honour were copied from the original plaques.‘
30/11/2017 Private John McNeil has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in Belgium.
30/11/2017 The Glasgow Roll of Honour records a Private John McNeil of the Gordon Highlanders who lived at 276 London Road Bridgeton.
30/11/2017 The Glasgow Evening Times Roll of Honour records that the newspaper dated 2nd October 1915.includes a report and portrait of Private John McNeil on page 3.
30/11/2017 Private John McNeil was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he was killed in action on Saturday 25th September 1915.
30/11/2017 John McNeil was living and working in Cambuslang, Glasgow, Scotland, when he enlisted with the Gordon Highlanders.
30/11/2017 No record of the family living in the Cookstown area can be found in either the 1901 or 1911 census.
30/11/2017 Known family: John McNeil, Isabella McNeil, John McNeil (born 19th December 1879).
30/11/2017 A search of GRONI records suggest that John was born on 19th December 1879. (GRONI Ref U/1880/99/1009/12/119). The record states that his mother’s maiden name was Henne.
30/11/2017 John McNeil was the son of John and Isabella McNeil. He was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone in 1879.
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