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Oxford War Memorials: Oxfordshire County Council

This plain stone tablet with a pediment remembers the eight men who worked for the county council and died in the First World War. It is inside the main hall (now the staff café) at Old County Hall, New Road, Oxford. A second panel in the same style was added underneath, lengthening the pediment, to remember the three men who died in the Second World War.

County Council war memorial

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY
STAFF WHO GAVE UP THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

MAJOR HUGH N. DAVENPORT. M.C. 2-4TH O.B.L.I.
2ND LT D. H. PARROTT. 217TH LONDON REGT
2ND LT A. B. CALCUTT. 3RD GLOSTER REGT

TPR A. E. BENNETT. Q.O.O.H.
PTE R. W. DOUBLEDAY. A.S.C
LCE CPL C. A. HOBAN. 34TH SEAFORTHS
PTE E. J. ROSE. 4TH O.B.L.I.
TPR T. P. STONE. Q.O.O.H.

1914 – 1918

[Added later: 1939 – 1945 plus three names]

Albert Edward BENNETT

Private in “D” Squadron, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars (Service No. 1932)
Died in France on 23 May 1915, aged 19

Son of George Robert & Rosa Bennett of 28, Blackfriars Road, Oxford.

Buried at Bailleuil Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord (ref. I.F.45).
Extra paid-for words added to headstone: AT REST

Also on Holy Trinity Church war memorial, St Ebbe's

CWGC / City Honour Roll

FULL BIOGRAPHY (Holy Trinity, St Ebbe's)

Albert Birch CALLCUTT

Second Lieutenant in the 13th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment
Died in France on 30 March 1918

Remembered on the Pozières Memorial in France

CWGC / Not on City Honour Roll

Hugh Nares DAVENPORT

Major in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Military Cross)
Died in France on 24 March 1918, aged 32

Son of Thomas Marriott Davenport of Headington Hill, Oxford.

Buried at Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette (ref. II.B.1). Extra paid-for words added to headstone:
FOURTH SON OF THOMAS M. DAVENPORT OF HEADINGTON HILL, OXFORD

Also on Oriel College war memorial in Oxford and All Saints' Church war memorial in Headington

CWGC / City Honour Roll

FULL BIOGRAPHY (All Saints', Headington)

Reginald Walter DOUBLEDAY

Acting Bombardier in “C” Battery, 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 201669)
Died in Belgium on 27 October 1917, aged 23

Son of Richard Dixon & Mary Jane Doubleday of The Elms, Cowley, Oxford.

Buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (ref. III.A.20). Extra paid-for words added to headstone:
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

CWGC / Not on City Honour Roll

Cecil Anthony HOBAN

Private in the 4th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders (Service No. 4477)

Died in France on 25 July 1916, aged 25

Son of Charles James & Kate Hoban of Leamington Spa.

Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 (ref. XL.H.13)

CWGC / Not on City Honour Roll

D. H. PARROTT

Lieutenant in the 2nd/17th Battalion of the London Regiment

Died in Palestone on 30 April 1918, aged 23

Son of Mr & Mrs B. Parrott of Shipton-on-Cherwell

Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery (ref. N.64)

CWGC / Not on City Honour Roll

E. J. ROSE

Private in the 2nd/4th Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 201967)

Died in Belgium on 22 August 1917

Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (ref. VIII.B.11).

CWGC / City Honour Roll

Thomas Percival STONE

Private in “A” Squadron, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars

Died in France on 8 February 1916, aged 20

Son of Alfred & Rose Stone of Bicester

Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais (ref. II.N.17). Extra paid-for words added to headstone:
HIS MEMORY NOW REMAINS WITH US JUST WHITER THAN THE SNOW

CWGC / Not on City Honour Roll



Oxford County Council War Memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums
Not listed on War Memorials Online


© Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 18 October, 2017

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