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Private John O`Neill

2nd/10th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 376686

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Patrick and Agnes Daw O`Neill of 23 Manse St, Coatbridge

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 23 Manse St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 27/10/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Steel Worker

Age

23

Buried / Remembered

Archangel Memorial, Northern Russia

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL, which consists of panels fixed into the east wall of the cemetery, commemorates 219 British officers and men who died in Russia, particularly during the north Russian campaign and whose graves are not known. The War Graves and Memorials in the Soviet Republics of Eastern Europe are a result of the campaigns of 1918-1920 in several parts of European Russia. These campaigns, which were the outcome of the Russian Revolution of November, 1917.

Additional Information

John was Killed in Action in Northern Russia. Johns comrade Private Rae said he saw John hit in the body, dying instantly. British troops had landed there to guard Allied supply dumps which had built up during the war. They were also there to help the Whites in their civil war with the Reds (Communists).

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