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Corporal Harry Harbud

Name: Harry Harbud
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Osney, Oxon
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 201477
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: HARBUD, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 201477
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

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Private Thomas Ginger

Name: Thomas Ginger
Birth Place: Wales
Residence: Aylesbury, Bucks
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Hertford
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203534
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 3139, R. Berks Regt.

Name: GINGER, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 203534
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Private Stanley George Dade Covey

Name: COVEY, STANLEY GEORGE DADE
Initials: S G D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “D” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 200445
Additional information: Son of George Harry and Annie Covey, of 19, Barrett St., Osney, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: Stanley George Covey
Birth Place: Trowbridge, Wilts
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Osney, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 200445
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Private James Edgar Cockridge

Name: James Edgar Cockridge
Birth Place: Camberwell, Surrey
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Camberwell, Surrey
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203458
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 3065, R. Bucks Hussars.

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Private John Henry Shepherd

The details below are from the Cowley Road Methodist Church Centre

“John Henry Shepherd was the second son of Henry and Ada Shepherd and the brother of Albert Shepherd. He was baptised at St Clements Church on 31 July 1898.

The Oxford Times recorded that John Shepherd was away at his first camp when war broke out in August 1914. He volunteered for overseas duties in May 1916 and was a Private in C Company, 2nd/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He was wounded and reported missing on the Somme on 28 April 1917, when his Company were involved on a raid near St Quentin, but his death was not officially confirmed until January 1918. He was just 18 years old.

He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, the memorial to the Missing of the Somme, which bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces, who died on the Somme before March 1918 and have no known grave.

Henry and Ada Shepherd remembered their sons in the ‘in memoriam’ column of the Oxford Times on 20 April 1918 with this verse:

One year has passed and still we miss them.
Sleep on, dear ones, in far-off graves,
Graves we shall never see.
But as long as life and memory last
You’ll still remembered be.

Name: SHEPHERD, JOHN HENRY
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 200361
Additional information: Son of the late Henry Walter and Ada Louisa Shepherd, of 20, Caroline St., St. Clements, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Private Willie Goffe

[Spelt GOFF on SDGW] Private 203839, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 27. Born Stantonbury, enlisted Bletchley, resident Newport Pagnell. Son of Mrs. H. Goffe, of 5, St. Paul’s Terrace, Newport Pagnell. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D

Name: GOFFE, WILLIE
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 203839
Additional information: Son of Mrs. H. Goffe, of 5, St. Paul’s Terrace, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: Willie Goff
Birth Place: Stantonbury, Bucks
Residence: Bletchley, Bucks
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Newport Pagnell, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203839
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Lance Corporal O’Connor

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

“Lance-Corporal O’Connor with his two Lewis guns did yeoman service to stem what had become the German counter-attack.”

Second Lieutenant Joseph Henry Allden

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

“A new officer, Allden, in my company also proved his worth about this time.”

“In No. 13 Platoon, which lost most heavily, Allden and his Platoon Sergeant, Kilby, were killed.”

“Allden and Kilbv were a serious loss to the fighting efficiency of D Company.”

Name: ALLDEN, JOSEPH HENRY
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Allden, of Kingsley, Bordon, Hants.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Sergeant Herbert Kilby

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

“In No. 13 Platoon, which lost most heavily, Allden and his Platoon Sergeant, Kilby, were killed.”

“Allden and Kilbv were a serious loss to the fighting efficiency of D Company.”

Name: Herbert Kilby
Birth Place: Fritwell, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Banbury, Oxon
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 200603
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: KILBY, HERBERT
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 200603
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Please see: Raid Fayet, Near St Quentin, 28th April 1917.

Second Lieutenant Herbert Samuel Taylor

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

“Followed by Taylor I ‘moved’ 100 yards down the road to the rest of my company. My kit and maps were later rescued from the dirt and brought to my new position.”

“Many of us were hit, including Taylor, the officer of No. 15 Platoon, who was severely wounded in the thigh.”

“Of Taylor I regret to say no news was ever heard. I left him wounded, probably fatally, and quite incapable of being moved. The likelihood is that he died soon afterwards and was buried by the enemy in the trench where he lay.”

Name: TAYLOR, HERBERT SAMUEL
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Harry Langley Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, of Brook Farm, Great Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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