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Private Harry Roads, Oxf & Bucks LI d. 11/6/16


Simon127

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Hi All,

Am continuing in my hunt to find out a bit more about some of the graves and memorials in the town of Buckingham in Bucks (unsurprisingly).

Next up is:

Private Harry Roads.

Rank: Private

Service No: 15819

Date of Death: 11/06/1916

Age: 42

Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 8th Bn.

Grave Reference

Church side. 2420.

Cemetery BUCKINGHAM CEMETERY

Can anyone tell me anymore about this individual, i.e cause of death, theatres served in, military records etc? If so please get posting!

Apologies for the urgency of this - I am trying to get enough detail together to edit and film a piece in Remembrance Week but am running out of time!

Thanks and best wishes, Simon

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He was 8th Battalion and first went to France on 18.09.1915.

Name: Harry Roads

Birth Place: Waddesdon, Bucks

Death Date: 11 Jun 1916

Death Location: Home

Enlistment Location: Buckingham

Rank: Private

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Number: 15819

Type of Casualty: Died

Theatre of War: Home

In 1911 he was 36, living with his wife, Emma, and their 4 daughters. Harry and his family were living at Grendon Underwood. He described his occupation as 'Farmer'.

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Name: Harry Roads

Birth Place: Waddesdon, Bucks

Death Date: 11 Jun 1916

Death Location: Home

Enlistment Location: Buckingham

Rank: Private

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Number: 15819

Type of Casualty: Died

Theatre of War: Home

MIC shows he was posted abroad on 18 Sep 1915.

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http://www.1914-1918.net/oxbucks.htm

8th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)

Formed at Oxford in October 1914 as part of K3 and attached as Army Troops to 26th Division

25 January 1915 : became Pioneer Battalion to same Division.

19 September 1915 : landed at Le Havre but moved to Salonika 17-24 November 1915.

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