20 April 2010

7611229 Pte Ernest Oakes, RAOC

7611229 Private Ernest Oakes of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps died on the 19th April 1940. He was a Manchester-born man, living in the city when he enlisted. Ernest was the son of Edward Thomas Oakes and Margaret Oakes of West Gorton, Manchester, and was 33 years old at the time of his death. He is buried in Bois-Carre British Cemetery at Thelus in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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