Gilbert Oates (1898-1917)
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)