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F.  W.  Oxford

Full Names

Rank /Unit  

Years at Q.E.G.S.

Frederick William Oxford

Private
70th Battalion
Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

 

Date  / Place of Birth

Date  / Place of Death

Age at Death

1925
Wimborne

14th September 1943  
Wimborne

18


Fred was the son of Frederick John & Mildred Harriet Oxford (nee Old), of Hardy Crescent, Wimborne.

He was of slight build but, at W.G.S., he entered the Boxing Competition in the Summer Term of 1939, when he was the Winner in the Final of his weight. He entered another School Boxing Competition in the Spring term of 1940, but lost in the Final.  

Fred put his age on when he volunteered for the forces  late in 1942. He joined the Ox & Bucks early in 1943.  His father had served in the same regiment in W.W 1. After initial training, he was posted to Northern Ireland. Whilst serving there, he became ill and, after a while he was sent back to England, where he spent a short time in a small Army Medical Centre in Poole Road, Wimborne.
He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds and died, at his home in Hardy Crescent, in Leigh Park, Wimborne.
He is interred in the Wimborne Cemetery.


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