|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1876|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1914|
Casualty of the Great War, The Honourable Arthur O'Neill was educated at Eton, and was gazetted to the 2nd Life Guards from the Militia in 1897 and served in the earlier part of the South African War, taking part in the relief of Kimberley, the operations in the Orange Free State at Paardeberg, the action at Dreifontein, and the action at Colesberg. Afterwards, he served in Cape Colony, south of the Orange River, and took part in several actions for which he was awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps. He was promoted captain in 1902. He was the elder son and heir of the second Baron O'Neill and Lady O'Neill of Shanes Castle, Antrim, Ireland. In 1902, he married the eldest daughter of Lord Crewe,Lady Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes, by whom he had two sons both whom were to die in action in World War Two. He had repesented Mid-Antrim since the General Election of January, 1910, and took an active part in the formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force. He rejoined his regiment only three weeks before his death. He was killed in action, aged 38, during a bayonet charge whilst serving with "A" Squadron., 2nd Life Guards and was the first sitting Member of the British Houses of Parliament to be killed during the Great War.
Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes Crewe-Dodds (1881 - 1948)*
Shane Edward Robert O'Neill (1907 - 1944)*
Brian Arthur O'Neill (1911 - 1940)*
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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