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20882   Private John James O'Neill
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/01/1895
Died: 11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William John O'Neill was the eldest son of John and Ellen O誰eill. He was born on 21st January 1895 in Moyagall, Gulladuff, Knockloughrim. He was one of seven children. They were a farming family and lived in Dreenan, Knockloughrim. He enlisted under the names of James O誰eill. Private John James O誰eill was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Wednesday 11th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fampoux British Cemetery
  Fampoux, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave B-40
CWGC Casualty 302474
Fampoux is a town in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, on the north bank of the Scarpe, 6 kilometres east of Arras. The Cemetery is on the south-west side of the D42 road leading north-west from Fampoux to Point-du-Jour.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 84
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists William John as age 5 living with the family at house 3 in Dreenan, Gulladuff, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists O'Neill family 1911 census lists William John as age 16 living with the family at house 53 in Dreenan, Gulladuff, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private James (John) O誰eill
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private John O'Neill
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Private John O'Neill can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James O'Neill's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023