Walks in the
Published by the committee
31st March 2005
We the Bandon War Memorial
Committee are publishing this book, on behalf of and for the
benefit of the people of Bandon and Co.Cork, who might wish
to make this Journey of Remembrance, to visit the graves and
the last known places of their relatives and loved ones lost
in both the First and Second World Wars.
We would hope that
the information and maps included in this book and the way that
we have segregated the various locations into suggested itineraries
will be of benefit, so that anyone wishing to visit these areas,
will find it easier to locate the places listed.
We have listed the
names into the main areas of Flanders in Belgium, the Somme
in France, the majority of the names listed lie in the locations
of the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme. Other European
countries including Gallipoli,- Dardanelles, Middle-East, New
Zealand, Canada, Australia, England and Bandon and surrounding
area. Finally there is a seperate listing for those lost in
the Second World War.
KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY
Follow the road from
Wytshaete, places of interest are the Belvedare Hotel and Tower,
where you can get tea or coffee, snacks or a meal during the
summer season .The tower was used as a lookout during WW1 ;
you can climb to the top for a small fee . From the hotel carry
on the hill and you will reach the French Memorial, at the top
of the hill is the French National Cemetery. To reach these
places follow the road to the left at the statue of the Gapping
Boy in the middle of Kemmel
Situated north east
of Kemmell village. It is here that Bandon's youngest casualty
of war is buried at the age of just 17 .
Private John O'Donoghue
6th Bn. Connaught Rangers
Died 8th February 1917
Grave Reference: L.
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