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Coagh - Those That Served
3035   Private Francis O'Neill
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 29/04/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/06/1884
Died:
29/03/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age:
30
Summary
Francis O’Neill was the eldest son of Joseph and Lizzie O’Neill. He was born on 20th June 1884 in the Magherafelt area. He was one of at least twelve children. Francis lived in the Coagh – Moneymore area. He married Annie Devlin on 26th November 1908. Francis O’Neill enlisted in Omagh. Private Francis O’Neill was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in trenches at Festubert when he was killed in action on Monday 29th March 1915. Read more on Private Francis O'Neill.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Browns Rd Cemetery
Festubert, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref:
Grave 2-E-6
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Festubert is a village 8 kilometres east-north-east of Bethune. From the church in Festubert, take the D166 signposted Cuinchy. After 300 metres turn right. Brown's Road Military Cemetery will be found a further 300 metres along this road on the right hand side.
Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013- WW1 - Panel 2 Coagh
References and Links
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1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
Coagh & District in WW1
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