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

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Private Caleb (Kaleb) Arthur Wyatt

Name: WYATT, CALEB ARTHUR
Initials: C A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 5325
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Mary Jane Wyatt, of Adderbury West, Banbury, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 9.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Kaleb A. Wyatt
Birth Place: Adderbury, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Enlistment Location: Adderbury, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 5325
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see: Baptism of Fire, 29th June 1916.

Sergeant William Toms (1892 – 1916)

Name: TOMS
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd 4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/07/1916
Service No: 3023
Additional information: Husband of M. A. Toms, of 190, Spon St., Coventry.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 12.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: William Toms
Birth Place: Coventry
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 3 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Coventry
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3023
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private George E. L. Tolley (1895–1916)

George E. L. TOLLEY (1895–1916)

“George E. L. Tolley was born in Barton in 1895, the son of Edward Tolley (born in Headington and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 23 October 1859) and Mary Jane White (born at the White Horse on the London Road and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 28 August 1861). His parents were married (probably in haste) at St Andrew’s Church, at the respective ages of 20 and 19, on 9 May 1880 and had the following children:

* Edward Albert (also known as Albert Edward) Tolley (privately baptised on 13 August 1880, died aged 2½, buried at St Andrew’s churchyard on 6 January 1883)
* Percival Charles Tolley (born in Old Headington 12 March 1883 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 29 April 1883)
* Sarah Maria Tolley (born in Old Headington on 4 May 1887 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 11 September 1887)
* Edith Tolley (born in Barton on 19 December 1890 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 11 May 1890)
* Thomas Tolley (born in Old Headington on 9 October 1892 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 27 November 1892)
* George E. L. Tolley (born in Barton on 23 August 1895 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 24 November 1895)
* Alice Tolley (born in Old Headington in c.1897)
* Edward Tolley (born in Old Headington on 14 January 1904 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 6 March 1904).

In the 1881 census the family can be seen living in Old Headington (probably in Old High Street, and Edward’s father is a brewer’s drayman (which may explain how he got to meet his wife, who was the daughter of Daniel White, landlord of the White Horse on the London Road) and his mother a dressmaker. They still had the same jobs in 1891, but were living in Church Lane.

By 1901 they had moved again, to one of the cottages between the Priory and the Black Boy in Old High Street: George’s father was now a mason’s labourer, and his mother still a dressmaker. George was a 5-year-old “scholar”: he would almost certainly have attended Old Headington Infant School, which had recently moved into an old building behind the present St Andrew’s School.

George’s father Edward died in Old Headington at the age of 46, and was buried at Headington Cemetery on 24 February 1906. The 1911 census shows George’s mother as a widow of 49, earning her living by dressmaking in Western (now Holyoake Road). George (15) was now a printer’s labourer, as was his brother Thomas (18).

Poppy In the First World War George Tolley served as a Private in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No: 3022). He was aged only 20 when he was killed in action in France on 19 July 1916, and is buried in the Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue ( II. D. 6). He is listed on the roll of honour of St Andrew’s Church in Old Headington.
After the War

Tolley’s mother died at 1 Holyoake Road and was buried in Headington Cemetery on 7 February 1927. Miss Tolley (presumably one of George’s sisters) was still living in that house in 1962.”

Name: TOLLEY
Initials: G E L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 3022
Additional information: Son of Mrs. M. J. Tolley, of I, Western Rd., Headington, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 6.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: George Tolley
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Headington Quarry, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3022
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private William Arthur Taylor

Name: William Arthur Taylor
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Buckingham
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4167
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: TAYLOR, WILLIAM ARTHUR
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 9/07/1916
Service No: 4167
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Harriet Taylor, of Buckingham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 17.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Private Walter Edward Frank Smith

Name: Walter Edward Frank Smith
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 5349
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: SMITH
Initials: W E F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 5349
Additional information: Son of Mrs. H. Smith, of 2, Bliss Court, Broad St., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 7.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Please see: Baptism of Fire, 29th June 1916.

Private George Edward (Edwin) Lovell Simpson

Name: SIMPSON, GEORGE EDWIN LOVELL
Initials: G E L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 4317
Additional information: Son of William Joseph and Elizabeth Simpson, of 30, Marlborough Rd., Grandpont, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 3.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: George Edward L. Simpson
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Osney, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4317
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private (Rifleman) Ernest Edward Reynolds

Name: REYNOLDS, ERNEST EDWARD
Initials: E E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 16
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 6762
Additional information: Son of William and Clementina Matilda Reynolds, of 72, Craddock St., Riverside, Cardiff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 2.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Ernest Edward Reynolds
Birth Place: Roath, Glam.
Residence: Cardiff
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Roath, Glam.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 6762
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2122, Welsh Regt.

Lance Corporal Reginald Leslie Pink (1897 – 1916)

Name: PINK
Initials: R L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 2030
Additional information: Son of Mr. F. R. Pink, of 5, Blenheim Terrace, Chipping Norton, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A; 7.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Reginald Pink
Birth Place: Chipping Norton, Oxon
Residence: Chipping Norton
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 2030
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see: Baptism of Fire, 29th June 1916.

His father worked at the Woollen Factory in Chipping Norton.

Private Harry Parker

Name: PARKER
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 4694
Additional information: Son of Mr. J. Parker, of 57, North St., Bicester, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 6.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Harry Parker
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Enlistment Location: Bicester, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4694
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see: Baptism of Fire, 29th June 1916.

Lance Sergeant Arthur Lunn

Name: LUNN, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 3560
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Lunn, of Basingstoke, Hants.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:II. D. 8.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Arthur Lunn
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Basingstoke, Hants
Rank: L/Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3560
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

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