Oben Strickland

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Oben Stickland

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Leicestershire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
33087

Date of Enlisting:                            
10.3.1916

Date of death:                        
10.12.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Tincourt New British Cemetery, Tincourt-Boucly, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France

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

 

Oben enlisted at Bedford in March 1915 with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 6422) and on 10.3.1916 was drafted to the Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Regimental number 33087. He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was wounded in action on 10th December 1917.  He died of his wounds the same day at a casualty clearing station.

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

He is buried in the Tincourt New British Cemetery, Tincourt-Boucly, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
January 1883

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
Single

 

Oben was the third son of Charles and Annie (nee Stamford) Strickland.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Before enlisting he was a builder’s labourer employed by EK & H Fordham in Ashwell.

All four of Oben’s brothers served during WWI and all four came home.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Oben Strickland

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

10.12.1917

Enlistment Place:

Bedford, Bedfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Leicestershire Regiment (formerly Bedfordshire Regiment)

Battalion:

7th Battalion

Regimental Number:        

33087 (formerly 6422)

Type of Casualty:

Died of wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

 

 

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