Monday, November 19, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - John, Matilda, Roy O'Brien

In January during the early days of the blog I wrote about Matilda Jane Lambert and her husband John J. O'Brien. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, there is a Findagrave entry for both and a photo of their headstone. They are buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois.
Photo Credit: Eileen Bridges, Findagrave

Findagrave entry for John J. O'Brien.
Findagrave entry for Matilda Jane Lambert O'Brien.

In looking back at these entries, I also noticed something I had not checked previously. There is a photo of the tombstone for my great-grandfather's brother, Roy O'Brien. It shows that he was a Band Corporal in the 327 Field Artillery in World War I. I'm interested to know more about his service in the war.
Photo credit: Eileen Bridges, Findagrave
There is a scanned version of Shelby County in the World War (1919) on Archive.org. At the bottom of page 161 is a short bio and photo of Roy O'Brien.
Source: Shelby County in the World War, Archive.org
This shows that Roy was "specially inducted in May 1918 at Camp Taylor and assigned to 327 F. A. Regimental Band. Dis. in February 1919."

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