Memorial: Staple Hill - Page Park
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal
Rank and number: Private M2/176874
Parents: Edwin and Lucy (Nee Roberts) Oakey
Marital status: Married
Home address: Home Address: 6 Pleasant Road, Staple Hill. Lived: 1901 and 1911 Census, the family lived Gotherington, Gloucestershire.
Pre-war occupation: Engine Driver (on the roads) for the County Council
Date of birth: 1885
Place of birth: Oxenton, Gloucestershire
Date of death: 03/11/1918
Buried/Commemorated at: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
Harry was born in 1885 (4th Quarter) in Oxenton, Gloucestershire. On the 1911 Census, Harry was living with his parents and his younger brother Charlie. There were a further 4 surviving siblings, who by then had left home. Harry married Susan Elizabeth Hunt in 1913 in Cheltenham and they had one daughter Lucy Caroline born 5 April 1914.
Harry served with the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport) and was reported missing on 27 May 1918 and became a prisoner of war, he died on 3/11/1918 from Influenza.
Harry is also commemorated on the Gotherington War Memorial and the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.