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Coagh - Those That Served
3080100   Private Patrick O'Neil
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 20/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
04/04/1892
Died:
27/08/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
34
Summary
Patrick O誰eill was the son of Edward and Sarah O誰eill. Patrick was born on 26th May 1882 in Coagh. The family lived in Coagh and his father was a stone mason. Patrick O誰eill spent seven years with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers before emigrating to America. Prior to enlisting, Patrick was living with his wife Fannie at 62 Essex Street, Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was working as a labourer. Patrick travelled to Canada and enlisted in Montreal on 3rd October 1917. On 26th August 1918, the Canadian Corps, including the 24th Battalion, recaptured the area. Private Patrick O誰eill was seriously wounded during the taking of Wancourt.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Wancourt British Cemetery
Wancourt, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref:
Grave 3-B-10
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometers south-east of Arras and 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The cemetery is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D35 road.
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
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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