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St Peter-in-the East Church: Andrew Frank SALMON (1892–1917)

Andrew Frank Salmon was born in Oxford in 1892, the youngest son of Charles Andrew Salmon (born in St Ebbe's, Oxford on 1 January 1860 and baptised at New Inn Hall Street Methodist Church on 11 March) and Louisa Mary Green (born in Castle Street, Oxford in 1863 and baptised at St Peter-le-Bailey Church on 30 September). His parents were married in Oxford near the end of 1885 and had three sons:

  • Frederick Charles Salmon (born in Temple Street, east Oxford on 27 September 1886 and baptised at St Clement's Methodist Chapel in Tyndale Street, then called William Street, on 31 October)
  • Herbert Stanley Salmon (born in Oxford on 12 July 1890)
  • Andrew Frank Salmon (born in Oxford in 1892, reg. fourth quarter).

At the time of the 1901 census Andrew (8) was at school and living at 1 James Street with his father Charles (41), who was a plumber and his two older brothers Herbert (14), who was a clerk in the Sanitary Office, and Herbert (10).

In 1911 Andrew (18) was a builder's clerk, still living at 1 James Street with his parents and brothers: Frederick (24) was now an Inspector of Nuisances, and Herbert (20) was a plumber, doubtless working for his father.

His two brothers were married in 1913 and 1916 respectively:

  • On 23 June 1913 at St Peter-in-the-East Church, Oxford, Frederick Charles Salmon (26), described as a sanitary inspector of Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, married Mabel Mary Styles (27) of St Peter-in-the-East parish, the daughter of the retired college servant Stephen Styles
  • On 22 May 1916 at St Andrew's Church, Headington, Herbert Stanley Salmon (25), described as a soldier of 1 James Street, married Mildred Morris (23), a domestic servant of The Croft, Old Headington and the daughter of the gardener Frederick Morris.

Poppy In the First World War Andrew Frank Salmon served in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant on 26 April 1917, and was killed in action in Belgium on 16 August 1917 at the age of 24.

He has no known grave. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 96 to 98), on the Cowley St John Church war memorial, and here on the St Peter-in-the-East Church war memorial, which is now on the wall of Balliol College Archives (the former St Cross Church).


After the war

Andrew's parents

  • His father Charles Andrew Salmon died at 1 James Street, Oxford at the age of 90 on 20 October 1950.
  • His mother Louisa Mary Salmon was still living at 1 James Street when she died at the Radcliffe Infirmary at the age of 92 on 29 February 1956. Her effects came to £3,098 16s. 6d.

Andrew's siblings

  • Frederick Charles Salmon (born 1886) and his wife Mabel had two children, both born in Leicestershire: Charles Charles William Frederick Salmon in 1916, and Edward Hugh Salmon in 1921. Frederick was described as an engineer when he acted as executor of his father's will in 1950. He died at 15 Chepstow Road, Croydon, Surrey on 12 November 1955. His effects came to £3,126 12s. 11d, and his widow Mabel Martha Salmon was his executor. She herself was living at Bridge House, Clifton Hampden when she died at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford at the age of 74 in 1960. Her effects came to £5,180 17s. 7d., and her son Edward, now a departmental foreman, was her executor.
  • Herbert Stanley Salmon (born 1890) lost his first wife Mildred in childbirth at the age of 27 near the beginning of 1920, as well as his baby daughter, who was given her mother's name. On 8 September 1923 at the age of 33 he was described as a general fitter and still living at 1 James Street when at Cowley St John Church he married his second wife, Christina Lillian Duke (28) of 44 Argyle Street, the daughter of the deceased groom William Charles Duke. They had two children: Donald F. A. Salmon born in 1926, and Mary C. Salmon, born in 1930. Herbert was described as a civil servant when he acted as joint executor of his father's will in 1950 and as sole executor of his mother's will in 1956. He died at 19 Lucas Place, Meadow Lane, Oxford at the age of 85 on 15 October 1975, and his effects came to £1,685. His second wife Christina Lillian Salmon died at 12A Pearce Court, Windmill Road, Thame on 6 April 1983, and her effects came to £1,860.

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