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Forename(s): Wilfred Lawson
Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 18733
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 35.
CWGC Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Wilfred Lawson Oates was the son of Arthur and Mary Jane Oates, née Dinsdale. Arthur was born at Leeds, Yorkshire and Mary at Manchester, Lancashire.
1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 21, Albion Road - William [sic] L. Oates, aged 6 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of Arthur and Mary J. Oates.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 21, Albion Road - Wilfred Lawson Oates, aged 15 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of Arthur and Mary Jane Oates.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wilfred L. Oates, 18733, West Riding Regiment.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
OATES, Wilfred Rawson [sic], aged 22, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Oates, 46, Victoria Road, killed in action in France Oct. 4, 1916.
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Private Wilfred Lawson OATES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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