Patrick Joseph (Paddy) O'NEILL

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O'NEILL, Patrick Joseph

Service Number: 7520
Enlisted: 3 February 1917
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Manilla, New South Wales, Australia, December 1894
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 19 September 1918
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave recently identified, 2020, by Fallen Diggers, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
29 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion, GSW thigh
31 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 7520, 2nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Andrew Pittaway

LCpl Patrick O’Neil 2nd Bn Killed in action 19th September 1918 was killed by a shell in a dugout.  Also killed in the same dugout was Sgt Edwin Lillee 2nd Bn Killed in Action 19th September 1918. They now have known; graves in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension.