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9357   Corporal Joseph O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/03/1895
Died: 06/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doiran Memorial
  Doiran, Thessaloniki
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1651872
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.
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 94
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1 1901 Census lists 'Neill' family 1901 census does not list Joseph 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 Joseph as living with the family at house 8 in Ballynewy, Springhill, Londonderry
3 Forum Discussion Lists O'Neill family
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Francis O'Neill Brother of Joseph O'Neill
6 Private Peter O'Neill Brother of Joseph O'Neill
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Corporal Joseph O'Neill
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023