Harry Oakey

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

Age: 34

Further information:

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.