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ARTHUR OAKDEN

Private, 4891. 2/7 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (formerly 23086, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry). Died 20 November 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Caistor Cemetery, Great Yarmouth.

JOHN FREDERICK LANCASTER OAKES

Gunner, 92228. 102 nd Heavy Group, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31 January 1918, aged 30. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Maud of Moss Side, Manchester. Husband of Hilda, St Mark’s House, Saltney, Chester. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.

HENRY OBAN

Private, 17491. 9 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 April 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Belfast. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

MORGAN O’BRIEN

Able Seaman, R/4398. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Date of death (cause unknown) 26 March 1918, aged 27. Son of Morgan & Jane of Darwen. Husband of Mary, 189 Shaw Heath, Stockport. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

CORNELIUS O’DONNELL

Rifleman, R/6351. 7 th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30 July 1915. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Rochdale. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

THOMAS OFFICER

Private, 34905. 1 st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1918, aged 30. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Officer, 41 Barlow Lane, Reddish. Husband of Mary, 82 Reather Street, Manchester. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

HARRY OGDEN

Private, 6306. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Born: Barnsley. Lived: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Hannah, I Hinchcliff Court, Mottram Road, Hyde. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

JAMES OGDEN

Lance Corporal, 49541. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Son of Emma & James, 180 Muslin Street, Hyde. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

JOSEPH OGDEN

Private, 48705. 12 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 19 April 1917. Born & enlisted: Oldham. Lived: Stockport. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

ALLAN OLDFIELD

Private, 380597. 79 th Company, Labour Corps (formerly 7982, Royal Scots Fusiliers). Killed in action 20 October 1918. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Solomon of Gorton, Manchester. Husband of Mrs L Oldfield, 108 Wilton Street, Denton. Buried in St Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

EDMUND GEORGE WILLIAM OLDFIELD

Captain. 1/8 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1915, aged 33. Son of Rev. Edmund Oldfield & Mrs Emma Oldfield. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

Mentioned in Despatches. Served in South Africa during the Boer War.

Father was vicar of St Elizabeth’s Church, Reddish. Unsurprisingly, Edmund was an active member of the Church and had been company commander of its Boys Brigade. Worked in Manchester for the Fine Cotton Spinners Association.

PERCY THOMAS OLDHAM

Private, DM2/224297. 406 th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps (attached II Corps Heavy Artillery). Died of wounds (shrapnel) 18 July 1917. Born: Chester. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Oldham of Stockport. Husband of Elsie Holtham (formerly Oldham), 23 Bridge Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Zonnebeke. Belgium.

Worked for the Gas Department at Stockport Town Hall and lived locally with his wife and two children.

JAMES O’NEIL

Private, 22807. 4 th Battalion, South Wales Borderers (formerly 19982, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 25 January 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Blackpool. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

FRANK O’SULLIVAN

Private, 10346. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918, aged 21. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of E & Mary Jane O’Sullivan, 21 Pinnington Road, Gorton, Manchester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE WEBSTER OWEN

Captain, 1/10 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 6 June 1915, aged 32. Born: Penketh, Warrington. Lived: Cheadle Hulme. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Educated at Warrington Grammar School and Manchester University (where he studied chemistry). Married.

Lt. Colonel Rye wrote to his widow “He was with his Company, which had been attached to the Royal Fusiliers and during three days fighting had made quire a name for himself by the leading of his men and the example he set them and it was whilst taking them on to recapture a Turkish trench that he was killed…..We have lost a cheerful and popular comrade.”

Presumed to be the G W Owen commemorated on the Manchester University War Memorial and the Manchester Technical College Memorial at UMIST.

WILLIAM HENRY OWEN

Rifleman, R/38045. “C” Company, 10 th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Emily Owen, 10A London Square, Stockport.

ALEXANDER BERNARD OXBOROUGH

Private, 47625. 1/7 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 28 September 1918. Born: Leytonstone, Essex. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 
   
   
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