O'NEILL, Michael John

Known as: 
Yorkie
Rank: 
Lance Bombardier
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
22958632
Born: 
Tuesday, December 17, 1935
Died : 
Tuesday, September 21, 1965
Died in service
Age: 
29

Lance Bombardier Michael O'Neill, the training wing PTI, died in a road traffic accident on the road from Nee Soon Singapore to Johore Bahru.

Also died in this accident:
LBdr Brian Rasen COLDRON
Bdr Bernard COLLINS
Sgt Victor John ELLIOTT
Bdr Albert Seaton TATE
 
The July 1966 edition of The Gunner magazine has this entry for 95 Commando (Light), "We had a dreadful tragedy when the families vehicle collided with a bus and we lost Sgt. V. J. R. Elliot, Bdrs. B. Collins and A. B. Tate, and L/Bdrs. M. J. O'Neill and B. Coldron. Our deepest sympathy always remain with their widows all of whom were in Singapore at the time." 
 
Sources
AFM ROH
The Royal Artillery Museum archivist
The Gunner magazine July 1966
Des Connelly 95 Cdo.
Commando Gunner website.
 

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