• Luke O'Neill

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Corporal
  • Private

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    Unknown
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia

  • Birth

    Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

Stories and comments
    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Monday, 20 January 2020

    Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938) Tue 23 Oct 1917 Page 19 MILITARY MEDAL WON BY CORPORAL O'NEILL. Mrs. Sarah O'Neill, of 41 Oroya street, Boulder, has received word through the Base Records Office, Melbourne of the winning of the Military Medal by her son, Corporal Luke O'Neill, of the 26th Battalion, for conspicuous services. What these services were is not yet known. The recipient himself, in his last letter home, makes no mention whatever of the decoration. He has seen a good deal of active service since he enlisted in Queensland. He was at Gallipoli for 12 months and since being transferred to France has been wounded twice. About 30 years of age, he spent the greater portion of his youth on the Boulder mines and followed the same pursuits in Queensland. Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938) Tue 11 Dec 1917 Page 30 PRIVATE LUKE O'NEILL. Mrs. Sarah O'Neill of 41 Oroya street, South Boulder, has been notified of the winning of the Military Medal by her son, Private Luke O'Neill. The gallant soldier is a brother of Mrs. W. Toomey (Youami), Mrs.Baxter (Boulder), Mrs. Duggan (Boulder), and Mr. Ohas. O'Neill (on active service), an uncle of Mrs. C.Leaver (Youanmi) and Mr. . Fred.Fazzey (Boulder), and a brother-in- law of Mr. Moore (Boulder). Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1954) Sat 11 May 1918 Page 6 CORPORAL O'NEILL, M.M. Advice has been received by Mrs. L. O'Neill, of 41 Oroya-street, Boulder, that her son, Corporal Luke O'Neill, M.M., died of wounds in France, on April 16. Corporal O'Neill, who would have been 31 years of age next month, enlisted in Queensland, soon after the outbreak of the war, and left Australia with the 26th Battalion. He served through the Gallipoli campaign without being wounded, and then went to France with the first contingent. Whilst fighting there he was wounded on two occasions, and about 12 months ago was awarded the Military Medal, and promoted to the rank of corporal. A younger brother, Private Charles O'Neill, is fighting in France with the No. 3 Australian Tunnelling, Company, and a sister lives in Boulder with her mother.

    • AWM Commemoration
    • Posted by owencook, Monday, 30 August 2021

    Service number 593 Rank Corporal Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 16 April 1918 Place of Death France Cause of Death Died of wounds Place of Association Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

    • ROLL OF HONOUR Luke O'Neill Service number 593 AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 21 January 2022

    ROLL OF HONOUR Luke O'Neill Service number 593 Rank Corporal Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 16 April 1918 Place of Death France Cause of Death Died of wounds Place of Association Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army Corp Luke O'Neill BIRTH unknown DEATH 16 Apr 1918 BURIAL Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension Dernancourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France PLOT VIII. H. 8. MEMORIAL ID 56587741

    Corp Luke O'Neill BIRTH	unknown DEATH	16 Apr 1918
    • HONOURS AND AWARDS Luke O'Neill Service number 593 MM Award AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 21 January 2022

    HONOURS AND AWARDS Luke O'Neill Service number 593 Rank Corporal Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Award Military Medal Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 27 August 1917 on page 1829 at position 47 London Gazette 11 May 1917 on page 4601 at position 83

    HONOURS AND AWARDS Luke O'Neill Service number 593 MM Award
    • O'NEILL Luke MM Recomm AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 21 January 2022

    O'NEILL Luke MM Recomm

    O'NEILL Luke MM Recomm
    • AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 21 January 2022

    (A.W.M. Military Medal 11/05/17 Medals received 18/07/17 – 7th A.I.F. Brig. “For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Malt Trench north of Warlencourt on night of 01/03/17 he organised and took charge of a bombing party and carried out a successful bombing against a strong post.) (N.A.A.- Attend Corps Bomb School. 29/07/16 W.I.A. – G.S.W. thigh. 25/03/17 W.I.A. 2nd occasion. 16/04/18 D.O.W. France Buried Albert Road British Communal Cemtery 3 miles N.W. Albert Exhumed and re-interred into Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension)