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Lance Corporal 3422 Frank Oakley MM

58th Company Infantry Machine Gun Corp. Formerly Pvt 15513 West Yorkshire Regiment
Died of Gas Poisoning: France and Flanders 2nd August 1917 aged 36

  • Buried:  Locre Hospice Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref I.B.17
  • Awarded Military Medal, British War and Victory Medals.
  • Husband of Agnes Oakley, 37 Piccadilly, Kingsbury
  • Father of 8 children including Dorothy, Albert, William, Alfred, Ada and James [1911]
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Kingsbury

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1881 in Selly Oak, Birmingham
  • Employed as a Coal Miner at Kingsbury Colliery [1911]
  • Enlisted September 1914

    On 14th July 1917 it was announced in the Tamworth Herald that Lance Corporal Oakley was awared the Military Medal for his "Gallant and Soldierly Conduct on 7 June". At the time it was believed that he was the first man from Kingsbury Colliery to receive an award.

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