Harold Oates (1894-1917)

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Harold Oates

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, HAROLD.Bombardier. No L/25669. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Paddock 19.2.1894. Son of Oscar and Sarah Hannah Oates, 4 Royds Hall, Longwood Road, Paddock Head. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Attended Paddock Church and was a member of Paddock Institute. Employed by the Standard Fireworks Company. Single. Enlisted in 1914. Wounded in the hip and thigh during the Battle of Arras on 8.7.1917. Died of wounds at Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, on 20.7.1917, aged 23 years. Buried SALENDINE NOOK BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in East part, 370E.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock.
Brother of Private GILBERT OATES killed in action, 11.5.1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission