A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Godshill -
- All Saints Churchyard -
- Thomas Francis O'Neill -

Location

In All Saints Churchyard, Godshill, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

A headstone to "A Soldier of the Kingdom of Ireland".

Memorial


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Inscription


Of your charity
Pray for the soul of
THOMAS FRANCIS O'NEILL
A SOLDIER OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND
WHO DIED OCTOBER 18TH 1918
AGED 35 YEARS
R.I.P.

DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI


 
Further Information
 
Thomas Francis O'Neill
 
Son of : ?
 
Born : Ferry Bank, Waterford.
 
Married : 7 Sep 1911, Mary Carter, at St Michael's Church, Camden Town, London NW.
 
Census information :
 
1891 : not located
 
1901 : Thomas F O'Neill, aged 18, is a Boarder at 23 St Peter's Street, Islington. He is a Civil Service Clerk.
 
1911 : not located
 
Service information :
 
Sapper 47693 Thomas Francis O'Neill, Royal Engineers Postal Section.
 
O'Neill attested for a Short Service engagement on 28 Nov 1914 in London. He gave his Trade or Calling as Civil Servant (he was a General Post Office Sorter). He had previous military experience in the Imperial Yeomanry (24 Middlesex Regt) and the R.E. Signals Section. He gave his age as 31 years 10 months, and his height was 5 ft 7 in. His wife, Mary, was named as next of kin, at 38 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town, London NW.
 
His Army documents give his medical history which resulted in his discharge from the Army in 1915, the award of the Silver War Badge, and subsequent transfer to hospital in England. It is presumed he died while in hospital somewhere on the Island.
 
Casualty information :
 
Died : 18 Oct 1918, aged 35, as a result of disease incurred while on active service.
 
CWGC Record ...
 
Documents : (click on image to enlarge)
 

Post Office Appointments Calendar 1900/01

Army records

Medal Index Card

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page last updated : 30 October 2014 (added biography and documents (courtesy Ancestry / The National Archives)


 
 

 
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