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

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Lieutenant John Clement Callender

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

August 1917
“A Company still had for its Commander Brown, among whose officers were Coombes, Callender, and Webb. As Company Sergeant Major, Cairns was a tower of strength.”

21st/22nd August 1917
“Throughout the 22nd no actual counter-attack nor organised bombardment by the enemy took place, but much sniping and machine-gun fire continued, making it almost impossible to move about. Our loss in Lewis-gunners was particularly heavy. Callender, the acting company commander of A Company, had been killed before the attack commenced”

Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 21/08/1917
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Lucy A. Callender, of 26, Maple Rd., Surbiton, Surrey. Magdalen Chorister, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.

John Clement Callender was a chorister from Magdalen College School. There are six houses at Magdalen, named after old boys who died in the two World Wars. One of which is: Callender, named after John Clement Callender.

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