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OAKLEY Arthur Hartop
[Listed as Royal Navy on memorial] Third Officer, H.M.H.S. "Salta," Mercantile Marine. Died 10 April 1917. Aged 30. Born at Walsall, Staffs in 1886. Husband of Mrs. A. H. Oakley, of 40, Breck Rd., Blackpool. In the 1911 census he was a nephew, aged 24, unmarried, born Wallsall, Staffordshire, a Midshipman in the Merchant Service, resident with his uncle and aunt, Louis and Elizabeth Cohen, at Tettenhall, Queens Drive, Norbreck, Bispham with Norbreck, Lancashire. Commemorated on "Salta" Memorial in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France.
East Lancashire Regiment
OGDEN John Herbert
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 22. Born Oldham, Lancashire. Baptised 22 September 1895 in Oldham, Lancashire. Son of Thomas Butler Ogden (a Licensed Victualler) and Edith Mary Ogden, of 485, Lytham Rd., Blackpool. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Oldham, Lancashire, resident with his parents Thomas B and Edith M Ogden, at 83, Moorhey Street, Oldham, Lancashire. Formerly Private PS/4171, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.

Private 19429, 6th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 5 January 1917. Aged 24. Born Preston, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Joseph and Betsy O'Hara, of 16, Bonny Street, Blackpool. Attested 5 September 1914 at Blackpool, as Private 13172, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), aged 22 years 14 days, born Preston, a Labourer by trade, single, transferred as 19429, South Lancashire Regiment 28 May 1915, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 145 lbs, chest 35½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Previously admitted to H.M. Hospital Ship "Assaye" 21 September 1915 with rhuematsim, then 19 September 1915 admitted to hospital with rheuamtism as Gallipoli, discharged 22 November 1915, embarked for Egypt at Malta 22 November 1915, emabrked Port Said for Mesopotamia 13 February 1916, disembarked 1 March 1916. Suffered from enterititis, admiited to hospital 18 April 1916, invalided to India from Basra aboard Hospital Ship Jakada 20 April 1916 and transferred to 19th General Hospital 6 June 1916. Emabrked on Hospital Ship Elina at Bo,bay for Basra 3 August 1916, embarked basra 10 August 1916, posted to "B" Company 2 October 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 23.
Grenadier Guards
Corporal 13491, 3rd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) transferred to 533101, 541st Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 14 August 1918. Aged 25. Born, 17 October 1892, and enlisted Blackpool. Baptised 11 December 1892 in Blackpool. Son of James and Ellen Ormond, of 12, Princess Avenue, Blackpool. Admitted to St John's Church of England School, Blackpool 1898 and 1900, resident Camden Road, Blackpool. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Blackpool, Lancashire, a Schoolboy, resident wqith his parents, james and Ellen Ormond, at 19, Camden Road, Blackpool, Fylde, Lancashire. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section J. Grave 641.
ORTLOFF Ernest [Godfrey]
Private 201736, Depot, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 13 February 1919. Aged 31. Born Lancashire. Baptised 1 April 1888 in Marton, St Paul Church. Son of Ernest (a Butcher) and Annie Ortloff, of 1, Anderson St., Blackpool. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Blackpool, resident with his parents, Ernest and Annie Ortloff, at 3, Back Ibbison Street, Blackpool, Fylde, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Blackpool, a Brick Maker, resident with his parents, Ernest and Annie Ortloff, at 3, Back Ibbeson Street, North Blackpool, Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section A. Grave 396.
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