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12124   Private Peter O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 30/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 38
Peter O’Neill was born at Loup, County Londonderry. He lived with his wife, Esther, at Ballygillen, Ballinderry Bridge, Coagh. Peter and Esther had a son, Joseph James O'Neill, who was born about 1911. He enlisted in Cookstown with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was posted to Gallipoli. He was killed in action, on 30th May 1915, while his battalion was in Brigade reserve at White House, Gallipoli.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-157
CWGC Casualty 603404
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 64
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Neill' family 1901 census does not list Peter as living with the family at house 9 in Ballygillen More. Salterstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists O'Neill family 1911 census does not list Peter as living with the family at house 8 in Ballynewy, Springhill, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists O'Neill family 1911 census lists Peter as living with his family at house 18 in Ballygillen More, Salterstown
4 Forum Discussion Lists O'Neill family
5 Corporal Joseph O'Neill Brother of Peter O'Neill
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private Francis O'Neill Brother of Peter O'Neill
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Peter O'Neill's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023