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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

OATES

George Alfred

Private L/10055, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Taken prisoner by the Turks & died in captivity 7th November 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Oates of 3, Mary Magdalene Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Regular soldier. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Oakes G.A. Buried in Bagdhad North Gate Cemetery, Iraq.

OAKES

George Shepheard

Private 14782, 3rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 1st October 1916. Aged 38. Son of Charles Shepheard & Elizabeth Oakes. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book and on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Grovetown Cemetery, Meaulte. F.105.

ODELL

Robert Eric

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9th Scottish Division. Died of wounds 20th December 1916. Aged 22. Born St. Lawrence Rectory, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight. Son of The Rev. & Mrs Odell, of Hampstead. Brighton connection unknown. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Ltís. Buried in Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension F.158

ODEN

Thomas Charles

Gunner 130437, Royal Field Artillery attached to 5th Trench Mortar Battery. 2nd Regular Division. Died of wounds 7th February 1917. Aged 21. Only son of Thomas & Harriett Oden, of 55, Clarence Square, Brighton. Enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Gunners and on Hove War Memorial. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery F.80.

OíDONNELL

Phyliss Eileen

20158, Womenís Royal Air Force. 12th Training Depot, Netheravon, Wilts. Died of influenza at home 10th December 1918. Aged 26. Daughter of Colonel George Boudrie & Mrs Sybil C. OíDonnell 10, Evelyn Terrace, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Women, Royal Air Force. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery

OFFEN

Abraham

Gunner 157049, 95th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Wounded in France and died at home 1st May 1918. Aged 38. Son of Henry & Lucy Offen; brother of Frank and Henry who also fell. Husband of Mary Offen of 18, Camden Terrace, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery

Note: Henry and Lucy Offen had eleven children in total, two died in infancy, Lucy also died in 1918 on Armistice Day, Henry in 1937, they are buried next to Abraham in Brighton and Preston Cemetary.

OFFEN

Frank

Rifleman C/457, 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 33rd Division. Killed in action near Mametz 15th July 1916. Born St. Nicholas, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Henry & Lucy Offen; brother of Abraham and Henry who also fell. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery F.342

Note: Henry and Lucy Offen had eleven children in total, two died in infancy, Lucy also died in 1918 on Armistice Day, Henry in 1937, they are buried next to Abraham in Brighton and Preston Cemetary.

OFFEN

Henry

Sapper 536076, 249th Field Company, Royal Engineers. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Henry & Lucy Offen; brother of Frank and Abraham who also fell. Listed on Royal Engineers Memorial, St. Albans Parish Church and in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Sergeants. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery F.375.

Note: Henry and Lucy Offen had eleven children in total, two died in infancy, Lucy also died in 1918 on Armistice Day, Henry in 1937, they are buried next to Abraham in Brighton and Preston Cemetary.

OFFLER, MM

John [William]

Private S/2205, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. (1st South Downs) 39th New Army Division. Killed in action at St. Julien on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 20. Born Herne Hill and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Buried in New Irish Farm, St. Jean Les Ypres, Belgium B.96.

OFFORD

Alfred George

Private G/42990, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Regular Division. Missing in action during the German Spring Offensive, 24th April 1918. Aged 34. Son of Alfred & Mercy Offord, Malthouse Cottage, Blenheim Place, Brighton. Husband of Edith Offord of 9, Shanklin Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Pozieres memorial MR.27.

OLLIVER

Dennis

Sergeant 212255, Royal Air Force. Died of influenza in Dyke Road military hospital after the war 15th February 1919. Aged 25. Son of William & Amy Olliver of 12, Round Hill Crescent, Brighton. Not listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book but on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial (under Air Mechanic, R.A.F.) Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery.

ONSLOW

Albert [George William]

Private G/21013, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Senlis Mill, Bouzincourt during a counter attack on the 9th April 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book and on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension F.704

ORAM

George

Private G/27167, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (2nd Sportsmanís) 2nd Regular Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel during the final days of the Somme Offensive 13th November 1916. Aged 36. Brother of William Oram of 21, Arundel Street, Kemp Town, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís memorial Book and on St. Lukeís Parish Church Memorial. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

ORAM

Joseph Richard

Driver 900940, ĎBí Battery, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (T.F.) The Indian Army in India. Died 25th September 1918. Aged 22. Son of George & Margaret Oram of 43, Hanover Terrace, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Drivers. Buried in Allahabad New Cantonment Cemetery. Commemorated on The Madras Memorial, India. MR.66.

ORAM

Leonard

Private G/4159, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action in the assault on Ovillers 7th July 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Oram of 34, Park Place, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

OíREILLY

Michael Joseph

Lance Bombardier 374474, 119th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Sussex T.F.). Died in France 15th August 1918. Aged 41. Husband of Mrs E.W. OíReilly of 17, Ditchling Road, Brighton. Born Carlow, Ireland and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Bombardiers. Buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension. F.649

ORPIN

George

Private 32738, 16th Labour Company The Lincolnshire Regiment attached to 55th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 22nd December 1917. Aged 30. Husband of Elizabeth Orpin of 3, Hampden Road, Brighton. Son of Jane Orpin. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. B.16.

ORTON

Robert Deresmond

Private L/10628, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Born Harbour, Leicestershire and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton residents. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR, 19

OSBORNE

Clarence

Lance Corporal 4130, 5th Royal Irish Lancers. Home based Cavalry Unit. Murdered by Irish civilians in Dublin during the Easter uprising on the 27th April 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Albans Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin.

OSBORNE

Charles [M]

Gunner 48548, ĎNí Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Cavalry Division. Died of diabetes in military hospital Daours 1st October 1916. Aged 28. Son of David & Sarah Ann Osborne of 24, George Street Gardens Brighton. Brother of Herbert Osborne. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Bombardiers. Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension F.119

OSBORNE

Frank Leslie

Private G/16766, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Regular Division. Wounded in France and died at home 12th February 1919. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Jarrett & Annie Osborne of 35, Cheltenham Place, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

OSBORNE

Herbert

Private SD/3641, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs). Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 21. Son of David & Sarah Ann Osborne of 24, George Street Gardens, Brighton. Brother of Charles M. Osborne. Born & enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

OSBORNE

Leslie Leon

Private 39015, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action during the Amiens offensive 22nd August 1918. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Barber & Mary Ann Osborne of 3, Pavillion Parade, Brighton. Brother of Stanley William Osborne. Born in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Bombardiers and on St. Albans Parish Church Memorial, Coombe Road. Buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery F.370

OSBORNE

Stanley William

Private 201614, 9th Battalion, Tank Corps. Western Front Units. Died if wounds 26th August 1918. Aged 30. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Thomas Barber & Mary Ann Osborne of 3, Pavillion Parade Brighton. Husband of Florence Randall Osborne of Glasgow, Brother of L.L. Osborne. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. F.95

OTWAY

Thomas William

Private 1970, 5th Royal Irish Lancers. Cavalry Units Western Front. Killed in action near Ypres 21st February 1915. Born Preston Park and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Dublin. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Troopers. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres MR.29.

OVENDEN

Gordon [Eugene Jay]

Private TF/266231, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Indian Army. Died of influenza in Napier Barracks, Lahore 1st November 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs Ovenden of Russell Square, Brighton. Husband of Mrs G. Ovenden. Left two children. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Buried in Lahore Cantonment Cemetery. Commemorated on the Karachi Memorial MR.67.

OWEN

Ernest Clarence

Private G/3457, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 24th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Somme 8th August 1916. Aged 21. Born Forest Gate and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.

OWEN

Richard

Officers Steward 2nd Class L/6391, H.M.S. ĎQueen Maryí, Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Lost with the ship at Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Elizabeth Seal of 9, Pelham Square, Brighton and the late Henry Owen. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Royal Navy Stewards. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR.3

OWENS

William George

Private G/5391, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Died at home of sickness, 8th October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles Frederick & Agnes Clara Owens of 48, Robertson Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Employee of Brighton Waterworks. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book and on St. Johns Church Memorial, Preston Park. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

OXLEY

Fergus Richard

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Trench Mortar Batteries) Formerly with the 10th Royal Sussex. 29th Regular Division. Killed in action 20th September 1916. Aged 28. Son of George & Alice Oxley of 15, Goldsmith Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Lieutenants. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium B.4.

OXLEY

Herman Grant

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Le Cateau 4th November 1918. Aged 25. Son of George & Alice Oxley of 15, Goldsmith Road, Brighton. Born in Bexleyheath, Kent. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book under Lieutenants. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau F.190

OXLEY

Victor Neville

Private 180112, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Scottish) 3rd Brigade. 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action on the Somme 4th September 1916. Listed in St. Peterís Memorial Book. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 1. F.742.

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