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

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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

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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 Frederick James Durham

Frederick James Durham (known as James) was born in Headington in 1896, the son of George Edward Durham (born in Headington in the first quarter of 1866 and baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 4 December 1866) and Mary Ann Henley (born in Melksham, Wiltshire: birth registered in the second quarter of 1865).

James’s parents were married in the King’s Norton district in the second quarter of 1891, and had the following children:

* John William Durham (born in Headington, birth registered second quarter of 1894)
* Ernest George Durham (born in Headington, birth registered second quarter of 1895)
* (Frederick) James Durham (born in Headington, birth registered in the Headington District in the third quarter of 1896)
* Ebenezar [sic] Durham (born in Headington, birth registered in the fourth quarter of 1900)
* Amy Ella S. Durham (born in Headington, birth registered in the fourth quarter of 1901).

James’s father was a bricklayer’s labourer, and the 1901 census shows the family living in Lime Walk. James was then a child of four.

By 1911 the family were living in Western Road (now renamed Holyoake Road). James’s father (45) is described as a builder’s merchant’s porter, and James (14) was described as having “no employment”.

James’s mother Mary Durham died at the age of 50 in the first quarter of 1914 in the Headington Registration District.

In the First World War James Durham served as a Private in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 4250). He was killed in action in France at the age of 22 on 11 November 1916 and is buried in the Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery at La Gorgue. He is listed on the Roll of Honour of All Saints Church, Highfield. James’s older brother John also died in the First World War, on 11 November 1916.

After the War

James’s father, George Edward Durham, is listed at 36 Stapleton Road (“Charlbury Cottage”) from 1926 to 1936. He died at the age of 71 (death registered in the first quarter of 1937 in the Oxford District).”

Name: James Durham
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 13 Jul 1916
Enlistment Location: Headington, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4250
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

Name: DURHAM
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/07/1916
Service No: 4250
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 18.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Lance Corporal Isaac James Clarke

Name: CLARKE
Initials: I J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 12/09/1916
Service No: 4107
Additional information: Son of James and Emily Clarke, of 69, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 12.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Isaac James Clarke
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 12 Sep 1916
Enlistment Location: Henley-On-Thames, Oxon
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 4107
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

Private Albert Broughton

Name: BROUGHTON, ALBERT WALTER
Initials: A W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/09/1916
Service No: 2275
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Harry and Ellen Broughton, of 1, Luther Terrace, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 22.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE

Name: Albert Broughton
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 28 Sep 1916
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 2275
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: M.M.

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