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

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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 Edward Harris

Name: Edward Harris
Birth Place: Maresfield, Sussex
Residence: New Court, Middx.
Death Date: 7 Apr 1917
Enlistment Location: Plumpton, Sussex
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 203473
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theater of War: Aldershot
Comments: Formerly 2768, R. Bucks Hussars.

Name: HARRIS
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/04/1917
Service No: 203473
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 43.
Cemetery: VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY

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