We remember John O'neill

We remember John O'neill

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Timeline

Timeline

1894
birth Rosbercon, County Wexford Ireland Source:7113784 Source:8693493 1894
1894
sibling William Meyler Source:9343565 1894
1897
sibling Katherine O'neill Source:8693505 1897
1900
sibling Laurence O'neill Source:8693505 1900
1901
dates Age 7 Source:8693505 31st March 1901
1901
location Rosbercon, County Wexford Ireland parents address Source:8693505 31st March 1901
1906
sibling Nicholas Meyler Source:9343565 1906
1909
sibling Philip Meyler Source:9343565 1909
1911
dates Age 17 Source:9343565 2nd April 1911
1911
employment Shop porter New Ross, County Wexford Ireland Source:9343565 2nd April 1911
1911
location Church Lane, New Ross, County Wexford Ireland parents address Source:9343565 2nd April 1911
enlistment Waterford Ireland Source:8693493
service British Army Private 10824 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8693494
1914
death Killed in Action He was most likely killed in a successful bayonet charge upon the enemy trenches in front of Saint Vaast and then buried close to where he fell and near to a roadside shrine. the vicinity of Saint Vaast France Source:9343351 15th October 1914
burial Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France VI D 11 Source:8693494

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John
Initials J
Last Name O'neill
Source 3310897
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Church Lane, New Ross, County Wexford Ireland parents address known 2nd April 1911
Rosbercon, County Wexford Ireland parents address known 31st March 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 10824 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John O'Neill father
Mary Meyler mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Katherine O'Neill sister 1897
Laurence O'Neill brother 1900
William Meyler step-brother 1894
Nicholas Meyler step-brother 1906
Philip Meyler step-brother 1909
Religion
DateReligionSource
1911-04-02 Roman Catholic

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1901 Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1911 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"There's a Devil in the Drum" by J.F.Lucy Patrick63223
“The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 1914” Patrick63223
“Within Four Walls” by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Le Pilly honours 177 Irish men killed in first World War battle. Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Private John O'Neill's headstone Patrick63223
Vieille-Chapelle New Miltary Cemetery, Lacouture Patrick63223
Original location of Private John O'Neill's grave Patrick63223
Ooriginal location Private John O'Neill's grave Patrick63223
Grave Registration Document Patrick63223
Grave concentration document Patrick63223
Rosbercon, New Ross, County Wexford Patrick63223
New Ross, County Wexford Patrick63223
Church Street (Lane), New Ross, County Wexford Patrick63223
Orly-sur-Morin Patrick63223
Orly-sur-Morin Communal Cemetery Patrick63223
8th Brigade crossing the bridge at Vailly Patrick63223
Vailly-sur-Aisne before the war Patrick63223
La Ferme de St Pierre, Vailly-sur-Aisne Patrick63223
Le Chateau de Vauxcelles, Vailly-sur-Aisne Patrick63223
Courcelles Patrick63223
Vieille Chapelle after the first bombardment Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Major Daniell's position at Le Riez Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
The approximate position of C Company Patrick63223
The approximate position of D Company Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Nord Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Panel 11 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 11 (lower) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 12 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Bailleul Road East Cemetery Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Fournes-en-Weppes German Military Cemetery Patrick63223
Original location of Royal Irish graves Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldier Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Patrick63223
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre Memorial Patrick63223

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