Charlie John Oakley

Date of birth: 1899
Place of birth: Southampton
Service No.: 38760
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Division: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
Battalion: 1/17th London Regiment
Died: 1st September 1918 aged 19 years
Death location: France

Life before the War

Charlie was born 1899 in Southampton. His parents were Charles and Emily Kate, nee Gritt, who married in 1888 in the New Forest District, Hampshire.

His siblings were:

Thomas James b.1890
Florence Kate b.1891
Harold George b.1903

In 1901 the family were at 20 Zions Hill, Southampton. Charles was working as a Stonemason’s Labourer.

They had moved to 20 Lansdown Hill, Southampton by 1911. Charles was still working as a Stonemason’s Labourer whilst Thomas was a Corn Merchant’s Carter and Florence was working as a Domestic Servant.

Name: Charlie John Oakley
Residence: Southampton
Death date: 1st September 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment location: Southampton
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
Battalion: 1/17th London Regiment
Number: 38760
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 8/20684, 34Th T.R.

Charlie died on the 1st September 1918, age 19. He is Remembered with Honour at the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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