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22128   Private Luke 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: 25/03/1894
Died: 12/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Luke O’Neill was the son of Roderick and Mary Ann O'Neill. He was born on 25th March 1894 in Portglenone. Luke O’Neill lived most of his life at Rasharkin. The family lived in Lisrodden, Lisnagarran, County Antrim. His father was a farm labourer. Luke had been working in Scotland when he enlisted in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Private Luke O'Neill was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 12th October 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A
CWGC Casualty 807314
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists O'Neill family 1901 census lists Luke as age 7 living with the family at house 24 in Lisrodden, Lisnagarran, Antrim
2 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of Private Luke O'Neill (photo?)
3 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Details of Private Luke O'Neill
4 Friends of the 36th Details of Private Luke O'Neill
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Luke O'Neill
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Luke O'Neill can be purchased here
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