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

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Bugler Thomas Sims (Simms)

Name: SIMS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Bugler
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 20/07/1916
Service No: 3359
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 18.
Cemetery: LA GORGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Name: Thomas Simms
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 20 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Hinksey, Oxon
Rank: Bugler
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3359
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

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Private Alexander John Rennie

Name: RENNIE, ALEXANDER JOHN
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “A” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 3537
Additional information: Son of the late William and Louisa Rennie; husband of Lizzie Annie May Rennie, of 6, Nelson St., Walton St., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 11.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Alexander John Rennie
Birth Place: Jericho, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date:1 Jul 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3537
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private Albert Joseph Randall

Name: RANDALL, ALBERT JOSEPH
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 21/06/1916
Service No: 4103
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Harriet Randall, of 17, Abbey Place, St. Ebbs, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 37.
Cemetery: RUE-DU-BACQUEROT (13th LONDON) GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

Name: Albert Randall
Birth Place: St. Ebbs, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 21 Jun 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4103
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

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.

Private George Morris

Name: MORRIS, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 5459
Additional information: Son of John Thomas Morris, of The Green, Bletchington, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. P. 73.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Name: George Morris
Birth Place: Bletchington, Oxon
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 1 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Bletchington, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 5459
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

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

Private Percival Gordon Lines

Name: Percival Gordon Lines
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 1 Jul 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 5346
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Name: LINES, PERCIVAL GORDON
Initials: P G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 5346
Additional information: Son of Lollisa Lines, of 3, Albion Place, Bath St., St. Clements, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. Q. 72.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Private George Jones

Name: JONES
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 2990
Additional information: Son of Florence Jones, of 71, Cardigan St., St. Barnabas, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 5.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: George Jones
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 19 Jul 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 2990
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

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 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

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