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

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Private Percy Dalby Pipe

Percy Dalby Pipe was the eldest of four brothers that were killed within a year of each other. Please see the post on Lance Corporal Edwin George Pipe. Percy was killed on the first day of the German Spring Offensive when the battalion was in the front line of one of the most powerful artillery offensives ever. His last remaining brother, Sergeant Robert Henry Pipe, who served in the same battalion, died of his wounds 8 days later.

Rank: Private
Service No: 200938
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Age:
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 2nd/4th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

National Probate Calander, 5 June 1920:

PIPE Percy Dalby of 9 Queen’s Road Beccles Suffolk. Private 2/4th battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry died 21 March 1918 in France. Administration (with Will) Ipswich 5 June to William Dalby Pipe printer’s estimating clerk. Effects 203 13s

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Company Sergeant Major Francis John Liddell

The details below are from the Cowley Road Methodist Church Centre

Francis John Liddell was born on 13 August 1874, the son of Samson and Eliza Liddell of Temple Street. He was baptised on 11 November that year at Wesley Memorial Church. The 1901 census records that he was a wholesale clothes cutter. He lived in Bullingdon Road with his wife Sarah.

He became a Company Serjeant Major with C Company, 2nd/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and was killed in action in France on 20 April 1918* at the age of 43. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial on the Somme. The memorial commemorates over 14000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who fell in France during the retreat on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. He is also commemorated on the war memorial plaque at Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford.

The databases below suggest the date of death was 31st March 1918.

From the CWGC:

Name: LIDDELL, FRANCIS JOHN
Initials: F J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 43
Date of Death: 31/03/1918
Service No: 201015
Additional information: Husband of Sarah A. Liddell, of 65, Bullingdon Rd., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

From Ancestry.com

Name: Francis John Liddell
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 31 Mar 1918
Rank: C.S.M.
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/1st Bucks Battalion.
Number: 201015
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

Private Frederick Cross

Private 18915, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford, resident Marston, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.

Second Lieutenant William Henry Flory

Second Lieutenant, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 22. Son of the Revd. Henry William Flory, M.A., of The Vicarage, Isleham, Cambs., and the late Ruth Willice Flory. A member of Fitzwilliam Hall, Cambridge University, and preparing to take Holy Orders. His two brothers also fell. Commemorated on The POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.

Private Daniel Blackwell

Name: BLACKWELL, DANIEL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 19321
Additional information: Son of the late William Blackwell, of Reading; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, of The Gables, Willoughby Rd., Langley, Bucks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Name: Daniel Blackwell
Birth Place: Southall, Middx.
Residence: High Wycombe, Bucks
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Enlistment Location: Langley, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 19321
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Private Charles William Berry

Name: BERRY, CHARLES WILLIAM
Initials: C W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 17119
Additional information: Son of William and Annie Berry, of Chilton, Steventon, Berks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Name: Charles William Berry
Birth Place: Fulbrook, Oxon
Residence: Abingdon, Berks
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Enlistment Location: Chilton Steventon, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 17119
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Sergeant Edwin James Beard

Name: Edwin James Beard
Birth Place: Calverton, Bucks
Residence: Wolverton, Bucks
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Enlistment Location: Stoney Stratford, Bucks
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 9107
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: BEARD, EDWIN JAMES
Initials: E J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 9107
Additional information: Son of Henry William and Jane Elizabeth Beard.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Private Albert Frederick Anstead

Name: Frederick Albert Anstead
Birth Place: High Wycombe, Bucks
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Enlistment Location: High Wycombe, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202364
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Name: ANSTEAD, FREDERICK ALBERT
Initials: F A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 202364
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Private Frank Alexander

Name: ALEXANDER, FRANK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn
Age: 35
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 33638
Additional information: Son of John and Ann Alexander, of 10, Windham Rd., Springbourne, Bournemouth; husband of Eliza Sophia Alexander.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Name: Frank Alexander
Birth Place: Bournemouth
Residence: Bournemouth
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 33638
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 36037, Royal Berks Regt.

Private Albert George Aris

Name: ARIS, ALBERT GEORGE
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 12234
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50 and 51.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Name: Albert George Airis
Birth Place: Twyford, Bucks
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Enlistment Location: Winslow, Bucks
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 12234
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot

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