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The Alvescot war memorial is to be found next to St peters Church of England Infants School on the A4020 in Alvescot, Oxfordshire. It takes the form of a simple stone wheel cross atop a stone pedestal with the names and inscriptions carved in to the pedestal. There are ten names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
ALVESCOT WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN THIS

NEATE Alan Burnaby
2nd Lieutenant, "B" Battery, 162nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23 April 1917. Aged 35. Son of Walter and Anne Isabel Neate, of The Monastery, Fladbury, Pershore, Worcs. Native of Alvescot, Oxon. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV Row A. Grave 9.
CLEARE Henry Thornton
Mate, "HMS Black Prince", Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by gunfire from German Battleships at the Battle of Jutland on Wednesday, 31 May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 15.
FITCHETT Walter
Private 15664, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born Grafton, Oxon, enlisted Oxford. Formerly Private 14410, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 5A and 5B.
FLUX Cecil Hebert
Private 9566, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in the Persian Gulf 25 March 1916. Born and resident Alvescot, Oxon, enlisted Witney. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
FLUX Frank
Private 21943 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 12 April 1916. Born Alvescot Oxon, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames Surrey, resident Alvescot Oxon. Formerly Private G/17898 Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 13.
LUCKETT Ernest Frederick
Private 9049, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 31 May 1916. Born Alvescot, Oxon, enlisted Witney, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
MOSS [Sydney] Christopher
Gunner 57361, 166th Sige Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 6 January 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Swindon, Wiltshire. Son of James and Fanny Moss, of Alvescot, Clanfield, Oxon. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 32.
OAKEY Walter Frederick
Sergeant 1234, Berkshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 18 September 1915. Born Alvescot, Oxon, enlisted Farringdon, Oxon, resident Alvescot, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 18 and 19.
PEACHEY George Edward
Private 16287, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Alvescot Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Clanfield, Oxon. Son of Charles and Annie Peachey, of Alvescot, Clanfield, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
SMITH Maurice
No further information currently
WATTS Berlioy
Private 6790, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 21 May 1915. Born Alvescot, Oxon, enlisted Portsmouth, Hants, resident Alvescot, Oxon. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 2.
WEAVER Edgar
No further information currently
1939-1945
COLLETT Frederick John
No further information currently
NEVILLE Frank Thomas
Private 7930414, Army Catering Corps attached to Royal Engineers Died between 27 and 28 October 1945. Son of Isaac and Emily Ellen Neville of Alvescot, Oxon. No known grave. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 2.
ALVESCOT MEN NOT MENTIONED ON MEMORIAL
BISHOP Frank
Rifleman 5419, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consortís Own). Killed in action 26 October 1914. Aged 20. Born Burford, Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Alvescot, Oxon. Son of Frank and Lucy Bishop, of Calcutt Peak, Northleach, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegstreet Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
OAKEY Sidney George
Private 142376, 34th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31 July 1918. Born Alvescot Oxon Enlisted Northampton. Son of Alexandra and Elizabeth Oakey, of Church Handborough, Oxon; husband of Fanny Evans (formerly Oakey), of Haden Hill, Wolverhampton. Formerly Private 4957, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France. Plot IIIA. Row B. Grave 5.

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