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

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2nd Lieutenant Joseph Herbert Zeder, D.C.M.

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

“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
Rank: 2/Lieutenant
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.

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

It looks if he served in the Boer War, Zeder Joseph Herbert 1611 Segeant/Lieutenant 1KFS Cape Town 29/8/01 28/05/02 promoted Lieutenant resigned 7/7/02 disbandment

From Little Chelsea at War

“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.”


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