In Remembrance

Cookstown District Council, in conjunction with the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch, have published a “District Book of Honour” of those killed during World Wars I and II – Cookstown’s War Dead. And I’d just like to note the publication by posting the short entry on my maternal grandfather’s brother – Private Charles O’Neill. Killed in Action: 21st March 1918. Age: 26.

20325 – Private Charles O’Neill

7/8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action: 21st March 1918
Age: 26
Pozieres Memorial, France. Panel: 38-40

Charles O’Neill was a son of Mary O’Neill of Ballyrogully, Loup, Moneymore. He enlisted with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Magherafelt.

Charles O’Neill was killed in action on 21st March 1918, during Operation Michael, the first day of the German Spring Offensive, also known as the Ludendorf Offensive. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38-40 on Pozieres Memorial, France.

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