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

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

Private Joseph Clements

Name: CLEMENTS
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/07/1916
Service No: 5342
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Clements, of Stokefield Cottages, Pyrton, Watlington, Wallingford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 13.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

“It was a considerable hospital centre, more especially in 1918; the 4th, 10th, 7th Canadian, 9th Canadian and New Zealand Stationary Hospitals, the 7th, 58th (Scottish) and 59th (Northern) General Hospitals, and the 17th, 18th and 1st and 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations were all, at some time during the war, quartered in St. Omer.”

Joseph Clements probably died at the 7th General Hospital, which was in St Omer from June 1915 to May 1918.

Name: Joseph Clements
Birth Place: Littleworth, Berks
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 22 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Lewknow, Berks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 5392
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theater of War: Aldershot

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