War and Remembrance

Title

War and Remembrance

Subject

As with most communities the cost of war was high. Here we remember the fallen and their stories.

Source

Oakridge History Group

Items in the War and Remembrance Collection

The War Memorial
The war memorial in the form of a fountain and water supply was presented to the village and unveiled by Earl Beauchamp, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. The memorial was set up in late 1917 or early 1918, initially as a private memorial to Mabel…

Alec Charles Andrews
Alec Andrews was born in 1894 in Eastcombe and baptised on 10 March 1895 in Eastcombe Chapel. He was the son of Walter Edward Andrews and Eleanor May Curtis. Walter Andrews, who was born in Watford, was a gamekeeper on the Lypiatt Park estate and…

Earnest George James Blackwell
Ernest Blackwell was born in 1878 in Stathe, Somerset. He was the eldest son of James Blackwell and Amelia Gourd. James Blackwell was a stone mason and the family lived at Spring Cottage, Far Oakridge. Ernest enrolled in Oakridge School on 9 March…

Martin William Blackwell
Martin Blackwell was born on 2 November 1879 in Far Oakridge and baptised on 14 December 1879 in Oakridge Church. He was the second son of James Blackwell and Amelia Gourd. James Blackwell was a stone mason and the family lived at Spring Cottage, Far…

Albert Edward Curtis
Albert Curtis was born on 3 June 1886 in Oakridge and baptised in Oakridge Church on 10 October 1886. He was the son of Edward Curtis and Elizabeth Grubb. Edward Curtis was a wood cutter and lived at Trillis. Albert enrolled in Oakridge School on 26…

William Mark Curtis
William Curtis was born in 1897 in Sapperton, one of nine children. He was the son of Mark Curtis and Ellen Smith. Mark Curtis was a carter at King's Farm, Tunley in 1901 and in 1911 lived at Henwood Mill in the parish of Sapperton. William followed…

Lieutenant Christopher Dearmer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves<br />
Christopher was born in London, the second son of the Revd Dr Percy Dearmer and his wife Jessie Mabel Pritchard, nee White. He was baptised by his father at St Anne’s Church, South Lambeth on 23 April 1894. He was educated at Temple Grove and then…

Frank Fern
Frank Fern was born on 10 May 1894 in Waterlane. He enrolled in Oakridge School on 16 March 1898 and left on 5 May 1908. He was the son of Frederick Fern and Sarah Ann Barnfield. Frederick Fern was a plasterer and lived in Waterlane in what is now…

Walter Henry Fern
Walter Fern was born on 26 April 1884 in Oakridge and baptised in Oakridge Church on 1 June 1884. He was the son of Frederick Fern and Sarah Ann Barnfield. Frederick Fern was a plasterer and lived at Waterlane. Walter enrolled in Oakridge School on…

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