2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
31/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
James O'Neill was born about 1857 in Dungannon. Private James O'Neill was serving with "A" Company in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 31st October 1914, age 57. The CWGC records he was the husband of Elizabeth O'Neill, of 11 Linfield Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.