2nd Lieutenant Joseph Herbert Zeder, D.C.M.
“I recall especially the work of some who have not returned; Davenport, Scott, Stockton, Zeder, and Tiddy among the officers, and among the non-commissioned officers and men a host of good comrades.”
“That same night the Battalion did its first raid, by B Company under Hugh Davenport. The raid was ordered at short notice and was a partial success. If the tangible results were few, B Company was very properly thanked for its bravery on this enterprise, which had to be carried out against uncut wire and unsubdued machine-guns. Zeder, a lieutenant with a South African D.C.M., was mortally wounded on the German wire and taken prisoner.”
Name: Joseph Herbert Zeder
Death Date: 3 Jul 1916
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 4th Battalion (Territorial)
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Comments: In German Hand
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 03/07/1916
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. G. 25.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Faculty for erection of brass tablet to the memory of Joseph Herbert Zeder P84/LUK/45/1-4 4 Oct 1917
These documents are held at London Metropolitan Archives
With covering correspondence Aug-Oct 1917
“Second Lieutenant J H Zeder
Second Lieutenant J H Zeder, 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action on 3 July 1916, aged 39. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. He previously fought in the Bechuanaland Expedition of 1986-97, the Boer War 1899-1902 where he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Natal Insurrection of 1906.”