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1914 - 1918

First World War Memorial from Bloxham, Oxfordshire
E. S. HOPKINSON
This is probably Evelyn Somerset HOPKINSON, the son of George Henry and Blanche Isabel Somerset
They were both wealthy and well connected and they lived near Bloxham
He died on 21 September 1917 in North Aston. He was 42
The reason that he features on the War Memorial has not been established. He does not have an official military grave and his death is recorded in the Civil Registers
Charles Henry HORLEY
Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), 71 Brigade, 6th Division. Army no. 92006.He was formerly with The Leicestershire Regiment. Army no. 10700
He died of his wounds on 30 November 1917 which he would have received in the battle of Cambrai.
He was a native of Bloxham
He was the son of Job and Sarah Horley, Merivals Lane, Bloxham and the elder brother of Frederick, the next entry
He is buried in grave III C 14 Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme
Frederick HORLEY
Rifleman, 4th Battalion The King's Royal Rifles Corps, 80 Brigade, 27th Division. Army no. 8494
He was killed in action on 28 January 1915
He was the son of Job and Sarah Horley, Merivals Lane, Bloxham
He is remembered on panel 51 and 53 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
G. JACOB
Any help identifing who this is would be greatly appreciated
Frank MANNING
Private, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) Army no. 441293
He died on 6th April 1916 age 32
He was the son of William and Hester Manning, Portland Cottage, Barford Road, Bloxham and the husband of Kezia Manning née Wrighton
He is buried in grave III C 4 Aeroplane Cemetery, Near Ypres
Charles R MOBLEY
Private, 24th Battalion (2nd Sportsman’s), The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 5 Brigade, 2ndDivision. Army no. G/25805
He was killed in action on 14 April 1917 at the battle of Vimy Ridge, aged 25
He was born in Bloxham, the son of William and Louisa Mobley and the elder brother of Norman, the next entry.
The probability is that his birth was registered in Banbury in 1886 as Robert Charles Mobley
He has no known grave but his name is recorded on Bay 3 of the Arras Memorial
Norman Wilfred MOBLEY
Private 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, 3 Guards Brigade, Guards Division. Army no. 16005
He was killed in action on 25 September 1916  in the fighting around Norval or Lesboeufs, age 23.
He was born in Bloxham, the son of William and Louisa Mobley
He has no known grave but his name is recorded on Pier & Face 8D of the Thiepval Memorial
Frank ROGERS
Corporal, 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 50 Brigade, 17th Division. Army no. 10767
He was killed in action on 24 August 1918 age 28
He was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Rogers, Queen Street, Bloxham
He is buried in grave IV T 38 Pozirès British Cemetery, Ovillers la Boiselle
William George RUSSELL
Sergeant, 14th Battalion (1st Birmingham), Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 13 Brigade, 5th Division. Army no. 993
He was killed in action on 26 October 1917 age 25
He was the son of James W & Annie Russell of Bloxham
He has no known grave but his name is recorded on Panel 23 to 28 & 163A of the Tyne Cot Memorial
Francis William SIMPSON
Awarded MM
Staff Sergeant, 2nd/3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps Army no. 497253
He was killed in action on 28 October 1917, aged 23
He was the son of Thomas W and Fanny Simpson of Bloxham and the husband of Hilda Winifred Simpson, "The Wood Haven," Sidney Road, Walton-on-Thames
He is buried in grave II B 13 Minty Farm Cemetery
Gilbert Nathaniel SUTTON
Second Lieutenant, B Battery, 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
He died oin England on 14 October 1916 aged 26
He was the son of Annie Sutton, The Knoll, Bloxham and the late N L Sutton, of Bilton Lodge, Rugby. He was the brother of John, see next entry.
He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Lincoln College, Oxford
He is buried in grave 41 3 45284, All Soul's Cemetery, Kensal Green
John Henry Holbeche SUTTON
Private, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 34751
He was killed inaction on 23 August 1918 aged 19
He was the son of Annie Sutton of The Knoll, Bloxham, Banbury, and the late Nathaniel Langley Sutton
He was born at Eckington, Derbyshire and educated at Christ's Hospital
He is buried in grave I B 7 Gomiecourt South Cemetery
Alec Leslie TYRRELL
Private, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. Army no.16538
He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 aged 19
He was the son of Edward and Martha Tyrrell of Bloxham
He has no known grave but his name is recorded on Panel 37 & 39 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Edmund WISE
Rifleman, 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 41 Brigade, 14th Division. Army no.S/9545
He was killed in action on 31 August 1915 aged 38
He was the son of Charles and Mary Ann Wise, New Road, Bloxham
He is buried in grave X 22 Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium
Albert WOODWARD
Lance Corporal, 11th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 68 Brigade, 23rd Division.  Army no. 7491
He was killed in action on 2 April 1916
He was the son of Jonathon Woodward and the late Mary K Woodward, Grub Street, Bloxham
He is buried in grave A 58 Bully Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension near Arras
George William WOODWARD
Private, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 60 Brigade, 20th Division. Service No: 33028 formerly with The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Army no. 3125
He died on 26 February 1917 probably from illness, aged 24
He was the son of the late George and Mary A Woodward, Tank Street, Bloxham
He is buried in grave IV B 37 Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
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