Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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J Kelly

Mr and Mrs John Kelly have received the sad news that their son, Pte John Kelly of the Royal Scots, attached to the Warwickshire regiment, was killed in action on the 3rd December. After a period of training Pte Kelly was sent to France and has taken part in most of the heavy fighting during the past two years. Previous to enlisting he worked as a miner at Loganlea Colliery.


Midlothian Advertiser, January 11th, 1918


In Memory of




2nd/5th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment

who died on

Monday, 3rd December 1917.

Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/Panel Number:  Panel 3


Location: The small village of Louverval is on the north side of the N30, Bapaume to Cambrai road, 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. The Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. CWGC signposts on the N30 give advance warning of arrival at the Cemetery Situated behind a colonnade, the memorial takes the form of a semi-circular wall on which the names of the dead are carved. At the entrance is the following inscription in English and French: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE ENDURING MEMORY OF 7048 OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE FORCES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI BETWEEN THE 20TH NOVEMBER AND THE 3RD DECEMBER 1917, WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNES OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.


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