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11741   Sergeant Edward James McNeill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Summary      
Edward James McNeill was the youngest son of Dugald and Catherine Jane McNeill (nee Ramsay). He was born in Dungannon about 1900. His father was a pastry baker who hailed from Glasgow. The family lived in Perry Street, Dungannon. Edward James McNeill enlisted in Dungannon. Sergeant Edward James McNeill was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 29th March 1918, aged about 18. Edward James McNeill was the brother of Hugh McNeill, of 83 Torrens Avenue, Todmorden, Toronto, Canada.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1584972
Summary      
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists McNeill family Lists Edward as age 1 living with the family at house 15 in Perry Street, Dungannon
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory McNeill, Dougald, confectioner, Perry street
3 1911 Census lists McNeill family Lists Edward James as age 11 living with the family at house 15 in Perry Street, Dungannon
4 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 E McNeill listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Edward James McNeill