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John Irvine O'Neill

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Portrait of John Irvine O' Neill, photographed by Herman John Schmidt 1911. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 31-68198. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of John Irvine O' Neill, photographed by Herman John Schmidt 1911. Auckland Libraries Herit …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Irvine AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Neill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    O'Niell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/689 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 April 1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Waitakere, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Chas. Cowan (aunt), 19 Russell Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/689 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John O'Neill was the son of John Henry and Hoana O'Neill.

    Name spelled as O'Niell on the Devonport War Memorial.

    Biography of John Irvine O'Neill in Sandra Coney, Gone West: Great War memorials of Waitakere and their soldiers. p.141-149 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Devonport War Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Augustine's (Anglican) Church, Calliope Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Kia Ora his mother Hoana Te waka is my great great grandmother and he is my great grandmother Terarangis brother.

    He is from the Kaipara his mum and dad raised him at waitakere as far as I know that isn't where he's from. He would often travel to the kaipara area with his mum.
    Public - Cynthia - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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25 April 2020Cynthia AucklandDirect descendant
01 September 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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