Thomas Oakley

Name

Thomas Oakley

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/10/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
SD/5742
Royal Sussex Regiment
12th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
I.H.21
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in Weston in 1895, son of John and Sarah Oakley of Damask Green. Baptised at Weston on 3 March 1895. 1911 Census: living with widowed mother Sarah and sister May at Damask Green, Weston, Stevenage, Herts and working as a Farm Labourer.

Wartime Service

Died of wounds received at the Somme when capturing a German 1st line at Stuff Trench where heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy and many prisoners taken.

Additional Information

Mother Sarah granted a war gratuity of £3.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer