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

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Private George Worpole

Name: WORPOLE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 240140
Additional information:Son of Mary Ann C. Worpole, of 46, Khedive Rd., Forest Gate, London, and the late Charles Worpole.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Name: George Worpole
Birth Place: Poplar, Middx.
Residence: London
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Poplar, Middx.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 240140
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Private Ernest Walter Sutton

Name: SUTTON, ERNEST WALTER
Initials: E W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 203535
Additional information: Son of William and Charlotte Elizabeth Sutton, of 87, South Eastern Rd., Ramsgate.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Name: Ernest Walter Sutton
Birth Place: Ramsgate, Kent
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203535
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2777, R. Bucks Hussars.

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Private Alfred Percy Plumstead

Name: Alfred Percy Plumstead
Birth Place: Holborn, Middx.
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: St. Martin’s Lane, Middx.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203511
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2854, R. Bucks Hussars.

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Private George Payne

Name: PAYNE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 202701
Additional information: Son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Payne, of “Mount,” Noddy, Worth, Crawley, Sussex; husband of Beatrice Chidzey (formerly Payne), of The Nest, Wraysbury Rd., Staines, Middx.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Name: George Payne
Birth Place: Crawley, Sussex
Residence: High Wycombe, Bucks
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Walthamstow, Essex
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202701
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

“George Payne Private 2/4 Ox and Bucks LI.into War Theatre after 31.12.1915. Two campaign medals BW and VMs.He had a second number, 202701, which would have been issued in the 1917 re-numbering of the Territorial Force. Part of 184 Brigade of 61 Division,which landed in France on 24.5.1916.War Diary at Kew for 2/4 OBLI is under WO95/3067 (Mar 1916 to Mar 1919). Killed in action in 3rd Battle of Ypres 22/8/1917,remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial as no known grave.”

“202701 George Payne, born Crawley, 30 years on attestation in High Wycombe. Enlisted as 6535 into OBLI (TF) with 2/4 Btn, Son of Joseph & Mary Jane Payne of ‘Mount’, Noddy, Worth, Crawley, Sussex. Husband of Beatrice Chidzed (Former Payne) The Nest, Wraysbury Rd, Staines.”

Private William John Murphy

Name: MURPHY, WILLIAM JOHN
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: 203502
Additional information: Son of William and Caroline Murphy, of 104, Mitcham Rd., East Ham, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: William John Murphy
Birth Place: Woolwich, Kent
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: West Ham, Essex
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203502
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 3015, R. Bucks Hussars.

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

Private George Albert Missen

Name: George Albert Missen
Birth Place: St. Pancras, Middx.
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Chalvey, Berks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 29025
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: MISSEN, GEORGE ALBERT
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 29025
Additional information: Son of Charles and Alice Jane Missen, of Henry Villa, Alexandra Rd., Chalvey, Slough, Bucks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Private Jack Jacobs

Name: Jack Jacobs
Birth Place: Minories, Middx.
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Bow, Middx.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203493
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2897, Royal Bucks Hussars.

Name: JACOBS, JACK
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 21
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 203493
Additional information: Son of Harry and Esther Jacobs, of 58, British St., Bow, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 2.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Private Alfred Hyams

Name: Alfred Hyam
Birth Place: Stepney, Middx.
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 28 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Bow, Middx.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203484
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 3055, Royal Bucks Hussars.

Name: HYAMS, ALFRED
Initials: A
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: 203484
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 Arthur James Hughes

Name: Arthur James Hughes
Birth Place: Walworth, Surrey
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Peckham, Surrey
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203475
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2694, Royal Bucks Hussars.

Name: HUGHES, ARTHUR JAMES
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th
Age: 23
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 203475
Additional information: Son of John William and Emma Hughes, of 13, Copleston Road, Peckham, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

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