LieutenantO'NEILL, JOHN

Service Number 144348

Died 16/10/1942

Aged 45

Pioneer Corps

V C, M M

Medaille Militaire (France). Native of Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

Inscription

ALSO AWARDED THE FRENCH MEDAILLE MILITAIRE REMEMBERED WITH LOVE BY THE FAMILY

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 26th December. 1918

On 14th October, 1918, when the advance of his company was checked by two machine guns and an enemy field battery firing over open sights, at the head of only eleven men he charged the battery, capturing four field guns, two machine guns and sixteen prisoners. Again, on the morning of the 20th October, 1918, Sjt. O'Neill, with one man, rushed an enemy machine-gun position, routing about 100 enemy and causing many casualties. Throughout the operations he displayed the most remarkable courage and powers of leadership.

Buried at HOYLAKE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD

Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 23

Cemetery/memorial reference: Grave 8.


Cemetery details

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