Oakham Baptist Church
The men are all included on the Town War Memorial in the church yard of All Saints Church
The Plaque in Oakham Baptist Church
To the Glory of God and in Sacred Memory of
the undermentioned Members of this Church
and Congregation who gave their lives in the
cause of freedom during the Great War.
ALFRED ADCOCK HORACE CHALKLEY
RICHARD ADCOCK GEORGE DEXTER
ERNEST BILLINGS JOSEPH HETTERLEY
HERBERT BILLINGS JOHN HUDSON
BENJAMIN BLAND WILLOUGHBY ILIFFE
GEORGE BREWSTER THOMAS MASON
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
Private, 138th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Army
no. 25091. He was formerly with The Leicestershire Regiment Army no 1586
He was killed in action on 1 July 1917. He was 21.
He was the son of Harry and Anna Adcock
He is remembered on bay 10 of the Arras Memorial
He enlisted in Oakham and was born in Leicester
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. Army
He died of his wounds on 15 January 1915. He was 23.
He was the adopted son of Andrew J and Sarah A Browett of Deans Street, Oakham
He is buried in grave III C 41 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
He lived in Oakham and was born in Leicester
Sapper, 7th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
Army no. 148008
He died whilst on active service on 28 December 1918. He was 22.
He was the son of Caroline and the late Joseph Billings, 16 West Road, Oakham
He is buried in grave E 421 Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion attached to 6th Battalion and serving with 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment.
He was killed in action on 6 April 1916. He was 29.
He was the son of Caroline and the late Joseph Billings of Oakham
He is remembered on panel 12 of the Basra Memorial
Neither the 6th or 9th Battalions were in the Middle East. So this record is incorrect. The 2nd Battalion was and he was probably posted to 2nd Battalion and the paperwork did
not catch up.
Private 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Army
no. 44905. He was formerly with the Leicestershire Regiment Army no. 3910
He died of his wounds on 28 April 1918. He was 21.
He was the son of Tom William and Eliza Bland, 17 Deans Street, Oakham.
He is buried in grave V F 6 La Clytte Military Cemetery
Private, 4th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, 88
Brigade, 29th Division. Army no. 25364
He was killed in action near Arras on 20 April 1917. He was 20.
He was the son of George and Elizabeth Brewster, 58
Northgate Street, Oakham
He is remembered on Bay 6 Arras Memorial
Rifleman The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own),
but posted to 2nd/10th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, 175 Brigade, 58th Division. Army no. B/201084. He was formerly with The Army Service
Corps, Army no. S4/144945
He was killed in action on 31 August 1917 in Belgium. He was 21
He was the son of Edward and Elvia Ann Chalkley, Bridge
Terrace Braunston Road, Oakham
He is buried in grave VI G 2 Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, near Ypres
George Samuel DEXTER
Sapper, 89th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Army
He was killed in action in the fighting on the Somme on 21 March 1918. He was 32.
He was the son of George W and Louisa Dexter, who lived in
John Street Oakham in 1911
He is buried in grave I H 3 Seraucourt le Grand British Cemetery
Sergeant, Army Service Corps attached to 3rd (Northern)
Field Ambulance. Army no M2/055430
He was killed in action on 19 July 1915. He was 27.
He was the son of William H and Maria A Hetterley of Oakham and the husband of Annie Elizabeth Hetterley of 1 Cross Street, Oakham
He is buried in grave IX F 5 Strand Military Cemetery, south of Ypres
John Thomas L HUDSON
Private, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, 54 Brigade, 18th Division. Army no 40455. He was formerly with The Leicestershire Regiment, Army no. 30319.
He died on active service on 1 December 1918. He was 31.
He was the husband of Martha Hudson, 37 Simper Street, Oakham
He is buried in grave IX D 10 Niederzwehren Cemetery
This cemetery tells us that he died in Germany and now lies in this cemetery. He probably died in the Spanish Flu pandemic
Sapper, Railway Transport Establishment, Royal Engineers. Army no WR/256187
He died on active service on 8 June 1919. He was 38.
He was the son of George and Mary Ann Iliffe of 25 Simper Street, Oakham
He is buried in grave LXXII F 21 Étaples Military Cemetery
Private, 1st/1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, 35
Brigade, 12th Division. Army no. 42955
He was killed in action on the Somme on 5 September 1918. He was 33
He was the son of James and Clare Mason
He is buried in grave V O 20 Peronne Communal Cemetery, Somme