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CAMBRIDGE GUILDHALL WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES - O

World War 1 detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

Listed here are the surnames from the Guildhall Roll of Honour and to be also found on other memorials within the county.

Inscription on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial
Photograph Copyright © Mary Naylor 2013
OAKMAN Harry [Henry] William
Private 41272, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Wednesday, 10th October 1917. Aged 33. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Joseph auld Emily Oakman, of The Cabin, Cowper Rd., Cherry Hinton Rd., Cambridge; husband of Mary Ann Oakman, of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. Formerly 31464, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he is listed as Henry William Oakman, aged 26, married for 6 years to Mary Ann with one son, Harry William, a domestic groom, born Cambridge, resident Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, ZONNEBEKE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99. See also Cambridge St John's and Cherry Hintion
O’BRIEN Maurice P M
No further information currently available
OFFLEY William J
No further information currently available.
O’HARE Bertie Ruben
Lance Corporal 201572, "A" Company, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward Richard and Annie Louisa O'Hare, of 34, Broad St., Cambridge. in the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Edward R and Annie L, at 2, Broad Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 23, born Cambridge, a College Servant, resident with his parents, Edward Richard and Annie Louise, at 34, Broad Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 135 to 136. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
OLIVER Albert Harold
Rifleman S/29439, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 12 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Frederick W and Mary J Oliver, at 44, Bradmore Street, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, at school, born Cambridge, resident with his parens, Frederick William and Mary Ann Fanny Oliver, at 40, Bradmore Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
ONYETT Percival Henry Kimpton
[Listed as Henry Kempton Onyett on SDGW] Private G/21258, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in Italy 27 October 1918. Aged 25. Born Warboys, Hunts, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Onyett, of Chesterton, Cambridge. His brother R. W. Onyett also fell (see below). Formerly 10679, East Surrey Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of William Henry and Mary E. Onyett, Apprentice Cook, born Warboys, Hunts, resident 44 Chesterton Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 4. See also Chesterton and Cambridge St Lukes.
ONYETT Reginald William
Private 320360, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 11 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Onyett, of 207, Chesterton Rd., Cambridge. His brother P. H. K. Onyett also fell (see above). In the 1911 census he was aged 15 (listed as Regie W), son of William Henry and Mary E. Onyett, Assisting in his father's dairy business, born London, resident 44 Chesterton Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt. Section E. Grave 424. See also Chesterton and Cambridge St Lukes.
OSLER Walter P
Private 50140, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Brandon Creek, Norfolk, enlisted Romford, Essex. Formerly 29244, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Cambridge St John's
OVERHILL Percy Edward
Private 41003, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born and resident Whittlesford, enlisted Swaston. In the 1911 census he was a son-in-law, aged 32. a Rural Postman, born Whittlesford, resident High St, Whittlesford. According to British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 he was appointed as a Postman in Cambridge in 1906. Formerly 34376, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Cambridge Post Office
OXBERRY Ernest Cyril
Gunner L/31312, "B" Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 8 February 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Shepherd's Bush, London W., resident Fulham, London S.W. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W J Oxberry, of Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is a boarder, aged 17, Boy Clerk in the Civil Service, born Cambridge, resident 26 Mirabel Road, Fulham. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, son of Walter James and Susan Oxberry, born Cambridge and resident with his parents at 42, Chesterton Road, Chesterton. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 3. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge County High School

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