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32634   Private John O'Kane
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 19/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
John O’Kane was the son of Mr and Mrs F. O'Kane. Private John O’Kane was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment when he died on 19th October 1917. Private O’Kane is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery. Godewaersvelde is a village in France near the Belgian border, about 16 kilometres south-west of Ypres. Private John O’Kane is listed on the WJ Clark Memorial in Upperlands.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
  Godewaersvelde, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave I-K-2
CWGC Casualty 24040
Godewaersvelde is a village near the Belgian border, about 16 kilometres south-west of Ieper (in Belgium), and is half-way between Poperinge (in Belgium) and Hazebrouck (in France). The British Cemetery is a little east of the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card of Private John O'Kane can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John O'Kane's grave cannot be purchased here
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