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2868   Private James O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/02/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 31/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 43
James O'Neill was born about 1871 in Dungannon. He married in 1910 and had two children. the family lived in Dungannon. Private James O'Neill was serving with "A" Company in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 31st October 1914,
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 5
CWGC Casualty 1643138
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 - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists O'Neill Family List James as age 40, living with his wife and family at house 35 in Irish Street, East Side, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023