Capt Patrick James O'Neill

38 Heytesbury Street, Dublin.

   

Commissioned 9th Battalion R Dublin Fusiliers Special List. Just gives "P J " in WO338. Nothing in MIC that I can find. He claims "ordinary medals " in ADRIC roll, but was in a Garrison Battalion. And his army record shows that he never served abroad

1867 Mar 17 Born Coalisland, Tyrone, son of James O'Neill and Margaret Quinn

1914 Nov 6. Commissioned

1914 Nov 6. Assistant Provost Marshal— (Graded for purposes of pay as a Staff-Captain). Patrick James O'Neill, and to be temporary Captain.

1917 Nov 6. R. Ir. Fus. Temp. Capt. P. J. O'Neill, from Gen. List, to be temp. Capt. 29 June 1917, with seniority 6 Nov. 1914.

1917 Jun 6. Asst. Prov.-Marshal.—(Graded for purposes of pay as a Staff Lt., 1st Cl.)—Capt. D. B. O. F., Lord Redesdale, Res. of Off., vice temp. Capt. P. J. O'Neill, Gen. List.

1919 Sep 1. R. lr. Fus. 3rd Res. Garr. Bn.— Temp. Capt. P. J. O'Neill relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Capt. His address was 38 Heytesbury Street Dublin.

1919 Nov 29. A question was asked in the Commons about him

Sir R. WOODS asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if Captain P. J. O'Neill, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was released from military service as from 1st September, 1919, and that neither pay nor gratuity has been lodged to his credit since April last; and, if so, why has payment been suspended? Mr. FORSTER The facts of this case are under investigation, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as I am in a position to do so.

1920 Nov 16. Joined ADRIC with Service no 1052. Posted to Depot

1920 Dec 2. Resigned from ADRIC. He had served but 16 days

1921 Apr 16. Murdered in Dublin. Patrick James O'Neill was shot at 38 Heytesbury Street Dublin. He died aged 53. I cannot find a Witness Statement, which makes me suspect it was not "official" IRA work

There was a military inquiry in lieu of an inquest. WO 35/157A/34

I suspect that he may well have been the "Chichester" referred to in Macroom though O'Neill is not down as C Coy, it could have been that a posting to C Coy had not reached his file

 

ADRIC

WO 339/16035