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WAR MEMORIALS : KILBOWIE CEMETERY, Montrose Street, Clydebank.

ACCESS : Easy acccess when open. 


This is a cemetery and not specifically a war memorial, but some private tombstones cover war deaths. While lists of the fallen on memorials can be horrifying, finding a family tombstone in rememberanc of someone who died in war, makes it all the more relevant. 

These few words present us with more questions. What was the Battle of Bourlon Wood? Why was Frederick O'Beine there? To answer the first you may find some explanations in the links below. The battle September 1917 was close to the small town of Cambrai. It went on for some time and he fell in November after what appears to have been horrific conditions in trenches and under frequent heavy fire that include gas bombs. But the regiments were English. How did Frederick come to be with them? 

LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION website : https://www.londonirishrifles.com/index.php/regimental-history/significant-events-from-our-history/bourlon-wood-november-1917/

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