Gilbert Oates (1898-1917)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- OATES, GILBERT. Private. No 38227. 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (1st Leeds Pals). Born Paddock, Huddersfield, 3.9.1898. Son of Oscar and Sarah Hannah Oates, 4 Royds Hall, Longwood Road, Paddock Head. Educated Paddock Church Schools. Employed as a workroom manager by Messrs Chilton, Wrigley and Company Limited, Viaduct Street, Huddersfield. Attended Paddock Congregational Church and as a member of the school club won a cup for playing billiards. Single. Enlisted October 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 11.5.1917, aged 19, during the Battle of Arras. Buried POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 2.
- ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; memorial in Salendine Nook Churchyard.
- Brother of Private HAROLD OATES died of wounds, 29.7.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private GILBERT OATES
- regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment
- died: Friday, May 11, 1917
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 257334
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #257334)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3317300)