OSCROFT W. A.


William Arthur Oscroft

Rifleman R/10479

9th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps



William Arthur Oscroft died on 24th August 1916, aged 22 years, and was buried in the DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France.

He was the son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Oscroft, of 21 Church Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham. His brother, Joseph Oscroft, is also remembered on the Kirkby War Memorial.

 

From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – King's Royal Rifle Corps

OSCROFT William Arthur. Born Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts, enlisted Mansfield (resides Kirkby-in-Ashfield). 9th Bn.,  King's Royal Rifle Corps, Rifleman R/10479, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 24th August 1916.

 

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