|Date and Place of Birth:||Unknown|
|Date and Place of Death:||October 2, 1918 Place Unknown|
|Military Unit:||306th Infantry Regiment US Army|
James O'Neil, a nephew of William G. McAdoo, lawyer and political
leader who served as a U.S. Senator, United States Secretary of the
Treasury and director of the United States Railroad Administration
(USRA), attended Columbia University where he captained the baseball
team his senior year. Graduating in 1915, he was a sports writer on the
staff of the New York Tribune for a year, before entering the Officers'
Training Camp at Plattsburg Barracks, New York.
Commissioned in 1917, he was assigned to a southern camp before heading overseas to France where he served with the 306th Infantry.
Lieutenant O'Neil was badly wounded on August 27, 1918 and succumbed to those wounds on October 2.
James O'Neil was survived by his wife, the former Miss Betty Beresford.
New York Herald October 29, 1918
Date Added February 25, 2013
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