Private John Thomas Oakley
Private John Thomas Oakley

Army Number : 21073 (formerly 1935)

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Swallows Nest Yorkshire. Son of Mr. Benjamin Oakley, of 19, Seymour Terrace, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting 16th November 1914 at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was killed in action, 16th September 1916, age 33, during the attack on the German positions at Guillemont, France, during the Battle of the Somme.

Derbyshire Courier 7th October 1916

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.
Private John Thomas Oakley is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Staveley War Memorial, Staveley, Derbyshire.
Woodthorpe War Memorial, Woodthorpe, Derbyshire.