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8951   Rifleman Joseph O'Neill
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 02/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 15/04/1915 (Died)
Age:
Summary      
Joseph O誰eill was born in Derry. Joseph O誰eill lived for a time in Maghera. Joseph enlisted at Belfast. Rifleman Joseph O誰eill was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, when he died in France on Thursday 15th April 1915. Joseph痴 wife and child lived at 47 Trafalgar Street, Belfast, There is also another address listed in Belfast, 11 Wansbeck Street. Joseph O誰eill痴 sister lived at 23 Jamaica Street, Belfast. The 1911 census lists a Joseph O'Neill as age 33 living with his sister Margaret and parents at house 20 in Jamaica Street, Clifton, Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Churchyard
  Armentieres, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave D-1
CWGC Casualty 187034
Summary      
Sailly-Sur-La-Lys is a village on the main road between Merville and Armentieres, 5 kilometres south-west of Armentieres. The church is 100 metres from the centre of this small town. The Commonwealth War Graves are in the far right hand corner of the Churchyard.
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1 1911 Census lists a Joseph O'Neill 1911 census lists a Joseph O'Neill as age 33 living with his sister and parents at house 20 in Jamaica Street, Clifton, Antrim
2 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Rifleman Joseph O'Neill
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman Joseph O'Neill can be purchased here
4 Our Heroes In Memoriam 11 Wansbeck Street, Belfast
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Joseph O'Neill's grave can be purchased here
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