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  • Photo published 25th September 1915 Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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14 Nov 1880
Nottingham, Redhill
He lived at 42 Bramcote Street Radford Nottingham and was the brother of Louise and Will Oscroft. NOK initially sister, Emma Davis of 19 Bunbury Street, Meadows, then wife, Mary A. Oscroft, 1 Trent Terrace, Trent St., Nottingham; later of 11 Glebe St., Nottingham.
Wagoner.
16 Jun 1915
3054899 - CWGC Website
KP/608
Able Seaman
Anson Bn Royal Naval Division
RNVR, Anson Bn, Royal Naval Division. Helles Memorial. Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers 8/9/14 and transferred to the RNVR at Crystal Palace 10/9/14; Anson Bn. B/219 3/11/14-16/6/15 DD. Temporary Lieutenant The Hon. K.R. Dundas RNVR wrote 16/6/15 (RND page 1376):- "Last night was quiet, but all this a.m. they have been shelling our camp... The Turks are just dropping their new terror round us, the one from Asia that arrives without warning & explodes with a scream. It is a big gun, probably a 9.2 inch. One has just fallen & killed two of our transport men." Born 14/11/1880. A Waggoner. Home address: 5 Collison Terrace, Scotholm St., Hyson Green, Nottingham. Next-of-Kin: Sister, Emma Davis, 19 Bunbury St., Meadows, Nottingham. Next-of-Kin later: Wife, Mary A. Oscroft, 1 Trent Terrace, Trent St., Nottingham; later of: 11 Glebe St., Nottingham. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Widow.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 11 September 1915. OSCROFT killed in action June 16th, Pte Jack Oscroft, AB Seaman, late of 42 Bramcote Street, Radford. Brother, sister Louise and Will. Also Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 25 September 1915. AB J Oscroft, Bramcote Street, Radford, killed in action June 16th [1915] age 33.
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  • Photo published 25th September 1915 Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Jack Oscroft - Photo published 25th September 1915 Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918