John Oyston

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WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

John Oyston

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                               
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Sergeant

Service Number:                    
26218

Date of Enlisting:                   
13.11.1915

Date of death:                        
27.8.1932

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

John enlisted at London on 13 November 1915.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders with the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, D Company, Regimental Number 26218, and by 19th October 1918 he had been promoted to Sergeant John survived the war and returned to Ashwell where he died on 27th August 1932.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

John is buried in the St Mary’s Church burial ground and is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                1.7.1880

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      Not known

 

John was born on 1st July 1880 in Ashwell Hertfordshire, the only son of Arthur and Sarah Ann (nee Waldock) Oyston.  His father died in 1893 and his mother in 1894 and John went to live with his maternal grandmother in Ashwell.

Before enlisting John was a stockman.

It is not known if John married or had children.

He died aged 42 on 27th August 1932 and is buried in the St Mary’s Church, Ashwell burial ground.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

John Oyston

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

27.8.1932

Enlistment Place:

London

Rank:

Sergeant

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

4th Battalion

Regimental Number:

26218

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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