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4427   Private Charles O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Charles O’Neill was the son of John and Margret O'Neill. John was born in Dungannon about 1894. The family lived at Anne Street, Dungannon. The O’Neill family were tinsmiths. Charles enlisted in Omagh. In July 1915, Private Charles O’Neill returned home to Anne Street, Dungannon suffering from wounds in his back and legs received in Flanders in May. He had been at the Front continuously from October 1914. Private Charles O’Neill later returned to the front with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916 aged 22.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 807283
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists ONeill family Lists Charlie as age 7 living with the family at house 13 in Anne Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists ONeill family Lists Charlie as age 17 living with the family at house 14 in Anne Street, Dungannon, Tyrone