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6860   Rifleman Owen McGill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 25/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 39
Owen McGill was born in Donaghmore, County Tyrone about 1876. The 1911 census records Owen as age 35 living with his wife and family at house 5 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone. He was working as an insurance agent. His wife Jane was a linen spinner. Rifleman Owen McGill was serving with "B" Company of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915. He was 39 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 869906
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists McGill family Lists Owen as age 35 living with his family at house 5 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone
2 Photo of Rifleman Owen McGill's inscription
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Owen Magill, born Donaghmore
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Owen McGill
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023