Oakamoor Remembrance Memorial Planter

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Reference WMO240575

Address:

Oakamoor

Staffordshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Garden
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: It is made of wood and is dedicated to six local men who fell in the Great War. Looking at the condition it may have been made and installed last years 2015.
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This raised memorial planter is at Oakamoor War Memorial, Staffordshire. BRETT, Joseph William. Pte, 13747 Grenadier Guards died in hospital, 28 Nov 1918 aged 32 at 1st General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, Son of John and Elizabeth of Oakamoor, husband of Eliza A, nee Moore who was granted a war gratuity on the 8th July 1919. In 1911 he was in the army serving with the 2nd Grenadier Guards at Blenheim Barracks, Duke of Connaught Road, Hampshire. Buried in Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick CARTLIDGE, Harold. Private 39121 4th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action at Ypres, Belgium 2 Dec 1917 aged 20 Native of Cheadle, Staffordshire and enlisted at Oakamoor. Son of Herbert and Anne Cartledge, of 3, The Island, Oakamoor. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (CWGC have CartlEdge) FEARNS Thomas. Pte 23455, 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers killed in action 16 May 1915. Son of John of Moneystone, Oakamoor. In 1901 he was with his father at his mother, Milicent, home in Moneystone, Oakamoor. His father was also called John. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme PRINCE Bernard Thomas. Pte 88668, 13th, Royal Fusiliers killed in action at Bullecourt 23 August 1918. Born at Whiston, near Oakamoor in 1896 to Arthur and Elizabeth of The Lord Nelson, Oakamoor. In 1911 he was still living with his parents in the Lord Nelson. His father was the Innkeeper. (His grandfather was the Innkeeper of the Bulls Head, Cheadle near Oakamoor. Both pubs are still serving ale and food) His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 2nd January 1919, revised on the 16th December 1919. Buried in Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France SALT, Bertram Thomas. Pte 23888, 6 Platoon, B. Company, 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers killed in action at Loos, France 22 June 1916 age 20. Son of William and Hannah Janet Lorne Neath, Tean Road, Cheadle, Staffs. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Hawksmoor Cottage, Oakamoor. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France Some notes from what remains of his army records. His joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on the 7th May 1915 aged 19. He was living with his parents at Hawksmoor Cottage, Oakamoor. He was employed by Bolton's Brass and Copper Works, Oakamoor making copper washer. After he had completed his training he embarked from France of S.S. Princess Victor on the 11th October 1915 from Southampton, disembarked the following day at Rouen and marched into Infantry Base Depot, Rouen to await dispersal to his regiment. On the 15th October 1915 he was sent to join the 2nd Battalion. He was report missing presumed killed on the 22nd June 1916. His mother received a letter from George Moon of the same battalion who saw Bert killed on the 22nd June. George, himself, was also killed in action, on the 16th August 1916, his body never found. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. McKNIGHT, Edward David. Lance Corporal 51197, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment killed in action at Cambrai, France 29 Sept 1918. Born at Oakamoor in 1899 to William Edward Mary Jane McKnight. In 1901 and 1911 he was living with his parents at Moor Court, Oakamoor. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 30th April 1919. Buried in Gauzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France.

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