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

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Private George Measey

“George the fourth son to die, was a private in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxford & Buckinghamshire light Infantry, he ended up as a wounded prisoner of war at the Hotel Berthad at Chateau Loes in Switzerland and died of illness on 5 October 1918 and was buried at the Vevey St Martin Cemetery in Switzerland.” Name: MEASEY Initials: G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn. Date of Death: 05/10/1918 Service No: 202146 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 47. Cemetery: VEVEY (ST. MARTIN’S) CEMETERY

“During World War village (Oakley) boys went to war and 23 gave their lives for their country, included in this number were four brothers named Measey. Charles, Frank, George and Thomas were the sons of Joseph and Martha Measey [ née Gladdy ] of The Royal Oak. Thomas the first to be killed was a private in the[ 101st ] Machine Gun Corps, he died on 20 January 1917 aged 33 and was buried at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery at Armentieres in France. Charles was a private in the [ 146th ] Machine Gun Corps and was killed on 11 November 1917 and was buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery in Belgium. Frank was a corporal in the 7th Battalion of the Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action on 22 June 1918 and was buried at the Karasouli Military Cemetery in Greece.”


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  1. Stephen Govier on said:

    The four Measey brothers George, Frank, Charles and Thomas, were my great uncles and their photographs can bee seen on the Buckinghamshire Remembers website. They all came from Oakley, Buckinghamshire and were the brothers of Mary Ann Govier [nee Measey], the wife of Henry Govier. Stephen Govier

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