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BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
BOWMORE NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY Print this image


Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Argyllshire
Identified Casualties:
24
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-6.28538
Latitude:
55.75475

Location Information

This burial ground lies at the southern end of the village of Bowmore, on the shore of Loch Indal.

Historical Information

The Parish Church in the grounds is unusual, being completely circular in design.

There are 4 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. There is a group of 1939-45 graves near the north-eastern entrance. The 1939-45 Commonwealth burials number in all 61. They include 36 unknown seamen of the Merchant Navy who were originally buried in the Claddach Burial Ground, Portnahaven, and 2 who were buried at Kilchiaran Burial Ground, Kilchoman, where the graves could not be permanently maintained. The great majority of the 1939-1945 graves are in the war graves group, but there are a few in other parts of the churchyard. There are 3 Foreign National war burials and 2 non-war Service burials here.