Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

Second Lieutenant William Elhanan Gascoyne

From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

“Guest, another new office, before he went into the line showed that he was made of the right stuff; he was commander of No. 16 Platoon. Dawson- Smith, Copinger, Gascoyne, and Hill were other new arrivals in my company.”

“A party of the enemy round their way back and were soon firing into out men from behind. During the early stages of consolidation, when personal example and direction were required, John Stockton, Scott, and Gascoyne were all killed by snipers or machine-gun fire.”

Initials: W E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. A. 6.

From Long Crendon Church Memorial, Buckinghamshire:

Name William Elhanan GASCOYNE
Rank/Number 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry   2/4th Battalion
Age/Date of death 22      22 Aug 1917
How died/Theatre of war Killed in action
Residence at death
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 
Grave or Memorial Reference VII.A.6
Location of memorial Long Crendon Church
Date/Place of birth 18 Jan 1895      Long Crendon
Date/Place of baptism 15 Feb 1902 Long Crendon
Pre-war occupation of Casualty
Parents Gilbert & Eliza Jane Gascoyne
Parent’s occupation manager of Horner’s works
Parents’ Address (last known) Long Crendon
Wife’s Address (last known)
Notes pupil at Lord Williams’s School, Thame

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

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