Memorial Register, Oxfordshire 1-108, WW1, Cemeteries and Churchyards in Oxfordshire

OXFORDSHIRE. THE ADMINISTRATIVE County of Oxford contains 480 War Graves, in 108 different Cemeteries and Churchyards and more than half of these (265) are within the County Borough of Oxford. The total maybe classified as follows:— Soldiers of United Kingdom units -369 Royal Air Force -35 Royal Navy ------18 Overseas Military Forces of Canada 18 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 10 Australian Imperial Force ----8 Belgian Army ------5 German Army ------4 Royal A4arines ------3 Womens Royal Air Force ----3 South African Expeditionary Force 2 United States Army -----2 Territorial Force Nursing Service 1 Canadian Forces and Royal Flying Corps 1 Australian Red Cross Society- 1 Of the United Kingdom soldiers 82 belonged to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and twelve to the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars. The Memorial of the“ O .B.L.I.” recording the loss of 5878 officers and men stands at the junction of the Oxford-Hcnley and Cowley-Iffley roads, within sight of Oxford. The 1st Battalion suffered heavy casualties in and after the siege of Kut. The Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars landed in France on the 22nd September 1914 and served on the Western front until 1918. The different Cemeteries and Churchyards in this group are arranged under the names of the Boroughs and Urban and Rural Districts in which they are situated and the name of the Civil Parish is added in cases where it differs materially from that of the burial ground. The Registers record particulars of 469 War Graves.
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