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VC1122    John O’Neil

Name   John O’Neil    No.      

VC Issue No.   1122   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   13 Forsyth Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Hoylake, Cheshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Holy Trinity Cemetery, Trinity Road, Hoylake, Cheshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Grave 8

Gazetted    26 December 1918

VC Presented  2 August 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Trinity Road, Hoylake, Cheshire, England

P  Memorial turfstone laid at his grave, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Trinity Road, Hoylake, Wirral

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Birkenhead Town Hall, Birkenhead, Wirral

P  Named on Victoria Cross Archway Memorial, Hamilton, Lanarkshire

P  Wirral Victoria Cross Memorial, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirrel

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, by War Memorial, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral

P  Irish Regiment VC Memorial, NMA, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in the 1980's by the Commonwealth War Gaves Commission, and a memorial turfstone was laid at his grave,  organised by the Leinster Regimental Association

VC Held By

Stolen, Location Unknown



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BORN   27 January 1897

DIED   16 October 1942   AGE   45

VC Won   14 October 1918    AGE    21

Place VC Won   Near Moorseele, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War