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OAKES Cecil [Allerton Isadore]
Private 18817, 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Coton, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Joseph and Jane Julia Isadore Oakes, of 5, Heath Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row G. Grave 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OAKES Stanley [Llewellyn]
Seaman (Acting Second Hand) 4268/A, H.M. Trawler "Commandant", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 2 April 1916. Aged 22. Born 7 October 1893 in Corton, Suffolk. Son of Joseph and Jane Julia Isadore Oakes, of 5, Heath Rd., Gayes Nurseries, Oulton Broad; husband of Lily May Oakes, of 4, Rock Rd., Rock Estate, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. In the 1911 Census he was aged 7, born Corton, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Joseph and Jane Oakes, in Mill Lane, Corton, Mutford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLDFIELD Charles Robert
Private 80, 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 17. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Christopher R. and E. Oldfield, of Park Hill Rd., Oulton, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Extract from a newspaper cutting (thanks to Audrey McFarthing) - lost at sea when the troopship 'The Royal Edward' was sunk- torpedoed - on 13th August 1915:

Prvt.Oldfield was the only son of Mr C.R.Oldfield of Oulton. He was employed by Mr E. Soon, florist, of Lowestoft, before enlisting. Last September he joined the Lowestoft division of the St John Ambulance. From that in February, he, with others, volunteered to enlist in the R.A.M.C. He passed an examination and was made a second class nursing orderly. He was about 19 and was closely associated with the work of Oulton Primitive Methodist Church, as a member of the choir and otherwise.Only the day before the mishap, we learn, his mother received a letter from him explaining his intentions with respect to devotions on ship.

OLDMAN Ernest [Benjamin
Private 17286, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17 January 1915 at Home. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. L. Edmonds, of 27, Chapel St., Lowestoft. Buried in FELIXSTOWE (WALTON) CEMETERY, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLDMAN Samuel
Deck Hand 4270DA, H.M.S. "Colleen", Royal Naval Reserve. Died in R.N. Sick Quarters, Berehaven, from pneumonia 6 November 1917. Born 18 May 1866 in Aldeby, Norfolk. Husband of Ellen, of 5, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in North-East part of CASTLETOWN BEREHAVEN (ST. FINIAN'S) CEMETERY, County Cork., Republic of Ireland. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLDMAN W
Private, Royal Engineers. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLDMAN William J
Seaman 2354B, H.M.S. "Hogue", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action 22 September 1914. Aged 38. Son of William James and Harriet Oldman; husband of Maud Florence Oldman, of 18, Wellington Cottages, Clapham Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLDMAN William Charles
Engineman (2nd Engineer) 1378ES, H.M. Drifter “Ocean Retriever”, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned when his ship was lost 16 September 1918. Aged 27. Son of Samuel and Ellen Oldman, of Oulton Broad, Lowestoft; husband of Ethel Maud Oldman, of 41, Oxford Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 31. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
OLIVER Edmund
Private G/2908, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1916. Aged 20. Born Brightlingsea, Essex, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Oulton Broad. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, of 30, Bridge Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 13. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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