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.

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Private Herbert Winfield

Name: Herbert Winfield
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 13 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Eveline, Berks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3686
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: WINFIELD, HERBERT
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 13/07/1916
Service No: 3686
Additional information: Son of Richard and Ruth Winfield, of 9, The Cloisters, Ewelme, Wallingford, Berks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 16.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Private Henry Victor Tinson

Name: Henry Victor Tinson
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 4 Jun 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3455
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: TINSON
Initials: H V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 04/06/1916
Service No: 3455
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Tinson, of 34, George St., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 6.
Cemetery: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

Private Henry Thomas

Name: THOMAS, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/07/1916
Service No: 3553
Additional information: Son of William and Louisa Thomas, of 93, Charles St., Iffley Rd., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. B. 21.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Name: Henry Thomas
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 25 Jul 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 2553
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

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

Sergeant Thomas James Surman (1883 – 1916)

The following individual is of personal interest to me as his wife, Ellen Elizabeth Surman lived opposite my grandfather at least into the 1960s. I believe Thomas and Ellen had a daughter called Stella.

Name: SURMAN, THOMAS JAMES
Initials: T J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/08/1916
Service No: 3240
Additional information: Son of John Lindars Surman and Eliza Surman; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Surman, of 94, Percy St., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I1. 54.
Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

Name: Thomas James Surman
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 14 Aug 1916
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3240
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

More information on Ellen Elizabeth Surman (Faulkner)

My mother said that she had the most wonderful white hair.

Name: Ellen E Surman
Death Registration Month/Year: 1968
Age at death (estimated): 86
Registration district: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 1083

Ellen Elizabeth Faulkner married Thomas James Surman in 1904.

Some information on Stella

Name: Stella K Surman
Year of Registration: 1912
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Mother’s Maiden Name: Faulkner
District: Headington
County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Volume: 3a

Marriage:
Name: Stella K Surman
Spouse Surname: Taylor
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1937
Registration district: Oxford
Registration county (inferred):Oxfordshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 566

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 Leonard Smith

Name: SMITH, LEONARD
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “B” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/07/1916
Service No: 4145
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Lily Smith, of 42, Crescent Rd., Cowley, Oxford. Born at Garsington, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 19.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Leonard Smith
Birth Place: Cowley, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 25 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Cuddesdon, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4145
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private John Wright Smith

Name: SMITH
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/07/1916
Service No: 3619
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 2.
Cemetery: AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Name: John Wright Smith
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 23 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Grandpont, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3619
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

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

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