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

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Private Albert Strong

Name: STRONG, ALBERT
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/08/1916
Service No: 202380
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Albert Strong
Birth Place: Stanmore, Middx.
Residence: Slough, Bucks
Death Date: 6 Aug 1916
Enlistment Location: Colnbrook, Middx.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202380
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Lance Corporal William Henry Rimmer

Name: RIMMER, WILLIAM HENRY
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 202946
Additional information: Son of William Henry and Helena Rimmer, of 16, Darley Drive, West Derby, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: William Henry Rimmer
Birth Place: Liverpool
Residence: Liverpool
Death Date: 27 Jun 1916
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202946
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Comments: Formerly 1624, Liverpool Regt.

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

Lance Corporal Albert Norris

Name: NORRIS, ALBERT
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 200305
Additional information: Son of Sophia Norris, of Warren Row, Henley-on-Thames.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Albert Norris
Birth Place: Hurley, Berks
Residence: Wargrave, Berks
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Enlistment Location: Henley-On-Thames, Oxon
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 200305
Type of Casualty:Killed in action

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

Private (Signaller) Noah Davies Huzzey (1895 – 1916)

Name: HUZZEY, NOAH DAVIES
Initials: N D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private (Signaller)
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 6730
Additional information: Son of Albert and Elizabeth Huzzey, of 50, Tyrpenry St., Morriston, Swansea.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Noah Davies Huzzey
Birth Place: Morriston, Glam.
Residence: Swansea
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Enlistment Location: Morriston, Glam.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 6730
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 1336, Welch Regt.

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

See: SEION NEWYDD CHAPEL, CLASE ROAD MORRISTON nr SWANSEA

Albert Huzzey born:1844. Died Nov 4th 1902. Elizabeth Huzzey born I think 1847. Died Feb 14th 1920. ??? Huzzey (son) a signaller in the 2/4 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry Who was killed at Laventie on June 29th 1916 and buried in Bethune Cemetary Northern France aged 21 years.

Private Leslie Hine

From www.headington.org.uk:

Leslie Hine was born in Oxford in 1897, the son of William Charles Hine(born in Oxford in 1864, registered second quarter) and Caroline Jane(surname unknown, born in Oxford in c.1866). His parents were married in c.1887 and had eleven children:

  • William Thomas Hine (born in Oxford, registered in Headington Registration District first quarter of 1888)
  • Mabel Alice Hine (born in Oxford on 11 March 1889, baptised at St Barnabas’s Church on 14 July 1889)
  • Albert Vernon Hine (born in Oxford on 1 May 1891, baptised at St Barnabas’s Church on 8 October 1891; probably the young man of 19 called Albert V. Hine who died in the Tonbridge Registration District in first quarter of 1911)
  • Frank Hine (born in Oxford on 27 May 1893, baptised at SS Philip & James Church on 27 July 1893)
  • Percival Hine (Frank’s twin, born and baptised as above; died aged 6 months, funeral at SS Philip & James Church 7 December 1893)
  • George Hine (born in Oxford on 21 December 1894, baptised at SS Philip & James Church on 25 April 1895)
  • Harold Hine (born in Oxford on 8 February 1896, baptised at SS Philip & James Church on 30 April 1896)
  • Leslie Hine (born in Oxford on 1 July 1897 and baptised at St Margaret’s Church on 3 September 1897)
  • Winifred Margaret Hine (born in Oxford in 1898, died aged 11 weeks, funeral at SS Philip & James Church on 26 September 1898)
  • Ewart Hine (born in Oxford on 16 July 1899 and baptised at St Margaret’s Church on 30 August 1899)
  • Phyllis Margery Hine (born in Oxford in February 1905 and baptised at St Margaret’s Church on 26 March 1905)

Leslie’s father was a printer compositor, later a printer’s reader. Back in 1881 he was a printer’s apprentice (16) living with his parents at Douglas Villa in Kingston Road, and own father had the curious job of “Artistic Director of Bones ‘Museum’ ”. After his marriage in about 1887 Leslie’s father chose to remain conveniently near Oxford University Press, and at the time of the 1891 census he lived with his young family at 25 Albert Street in Jericho.

By May 1893 the Hine family had moved to 65 Hayfield Road, which until 1896 was in SS Philip & James parish, and they were still there in 1898. By the time Leslie’s next brother was baptised the following year, his family had moved to 59 Hayfield Road. Leslie attended SS Philip & James School, and was commended at an inspection on 1 November 1907. On 7 January 1907 he won a prize for four years’ full attendance.

The family was still living at 59 Hayfield Road at the time of the 1911 census, when Leslie (13) was still at school; but by 1914 they had moved to 71 Plantation Road also in St Margaret’s parish.

In the First World War Leslie Hine served as a Private in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 202002). He was killed in action in France at the age of 18 on 29 June 1916 and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial (Panel 83 to 85) and on the war memorial outside St Margaret’s Church in north Oxford.

After the War

Leslie’s parents
  • Between the time Leslie went missing in 1916 and was confirmed as dead in 1917, his family moved from Plantation Road to 43 Observatory Street. The William Charles Hine living at 74 Cranham Street in 1936 is likely to be Leslie’s father.
  • Leslie’s brother Frank Hine (born 1893), then a clerk of 43 Observatory Street, married Annie Amelia Jones at St Margaret’s Church on 23 December 1922.

Name: Leslie Hine
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202002
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: HINE, LESLIE
Initials: L
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: 202002
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

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

Private John Higgins

Name: John Higgins
Birth Place: Grandborough, Bucks
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 6 Aug 1916
Enlistment Location: Winslow, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202291
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: HIGGINS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/08/1916
Service No: 202291
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Private Ernest Hicks

Name: Ernest Hicks
Birth Place: Chalgrove, Oxon
Residence: Wallingford, Berks
Death Date: 6 Aug 1916
Enlistment Location: Chalgrove. Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202292
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: HICKS, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/08/1916
Service No: 202292
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Private Henry Hayward

Name: HAYWARD, HENRY GEORGE
Initials: H G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 200546
Additional information: Son of Harry and Mara Celia Hayward, of Bodicot, Banbury, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Henry Hayward
Birth Place: Bodicote, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 1 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Bodicote, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 200546
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private George Gladstone Burge

Name: BURGE, GEORGE GLADSTONE
Initials: G G
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: 201969
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: George Gladstone Burge
Birth Place: Farringdon, Berks
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 29 Jun 1916
Enlistment Location: Farringdon, Berks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 201969
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

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

Private Sidney Butler

Name: BUTLER, SIDNEY
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 202028
Additional information: Son of Harry and Sarah Annie Butler, of Oxford Rd., Kidlington, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: Sidney Butler
Birth Place: Kidlington, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Kidlington, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202028
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

Is Sidney related to the Butlers below?

Ernest James BUTLER (c.1895–1916)

Ernest James Butler was born in Oxford in c.1895, the son of James Butler (born in Kidlington in c.1872/3) and his wife Emily Jakeman Bryan (born in Headington on 11 October 1869 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 28 November 1869; she was the illegitimate daughter of Sarah Bryan, who obtained an order of affiliation against George Jakeman on 22 January 1870).

Ernest’s parents were married in Kidlington on 4 June 1892 and had three children:

* Percival Butler (born in Kidlington in the last quarter of 1893)
* Ernest James Butler (born in Oxford in the last quarter of 1895)
* Sidney Butler (born in Oxford in the first quarter of 1900).

Ernest’s father was a cattle man on a farm in Kidlington until at least 1901.

By 1911, Ernest’s father was employed as a builder’s carter, and the family was living at 73 St Mary’s Road in East Oxford. Ernest (15) was then working as a page boy in a refreshment department. At some point between 1911 and 1916 the family moved up to Headington, where they lived at 59 Windmill road in Quarry parish.

Poppy In the First World War Butler served as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 10868), and was killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq) at the age of 20 on 9 April 1916. He was buried in the Amara War Cemetery (XVI. K. 12). He is listed on the stone plaque in the porch of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, and the words: “And of Ernest James, son of the above killed in action in Mesopotamia April 9th 1916. Aged 20 years” were added to his parents’ gravestone.
After the War

Butler’s parents continued to live at 59 Windmill Road. His father James died there at the age of 53 and was buried at Holy Trinity churchyard on 26 March 1921.

In 1922 Ernest’s widowed mother Emily Butler opened a grocer’s shop in her house, which continued to be listed at 59 Windmill Road in Kelly’s Directory right up until 1954. She died aged 84 on 24 January that year, and was buried with her husband.

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