Oakes, John –

Son of John and Hannah Oakes, of 111, Church Road, Kearsley, Lancashire. An old boy of Farnworth Grammar School. Killed when shot in the neck whilst on sentry duty near Houplines. Memorial in Farnworth (St. John) Churchyard.

Personal details

  • Surname: Oakes
  • Forename: John
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Kearsley, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: October 22nd, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st/5th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 2511
  • Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 29/10/1915 25/08/1916 25/08/1916 25/08/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6g* 6b 7c/g 8a*
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 29/10/1915 05/01/1917 06/07/1917 24/01/1918

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