Magill, John (No. 19684)

Magill, John

Rifleman

No. 19684, ‘C’ Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B)

Comber and District War Memorial

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Rifleman John Magill (No. 19684) was born in Belfast, lived in the townland of Moneyreagh and enlisted in Belfast.

Rifleman John Magill (No. 19684) served with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he was reported as missing in action on 1 July 1916.  Later it was officially confirmed that he must be presumed to have been killed in action on or since the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

In the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects, it is recorded that his mother Agnes was his legatee.

Rifleman John Magill (No. 19684) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France; on Comber and District War Memorial and in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 360).