4453301 Private Issac Oxley, 9 Battalion Durham Light Infantry

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    This chaps medals have come up for sale and are relatively cheap. Knowing some of you DLI chaps have contacts with the museum etc I thought you might want to pass this on.

    http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/corbitt-stamps-ltd/catalogue-id-2914012/lot-24176210?searchitem=true

    The battalion was at Bulscamp at the time of his death. I'm pretty sure the Germans had a medical facility in Lille for PoWs so my best guess would be he died of wounds whilst he was a PoW.

    Cheers and good luck if any of you bid on them. I was very tempted by I have two sets to research, so no more buying for me unless something special pops up for sale.
     
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  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello Andy,

    I'll pass this information on to Jim (handle 'Verrieres'); thank you.

    Pte, Isaac Oxley's CWGC entry shows no 'additional information', e.g. address, but I found this link: http://www.bpears.org.uk/Misc/War_NE/w_section_10.html - which places him as a resident of Rowlands Gill (nice place)... Your thoughts on what might have happened to him are confirmed to some extent in this link.

    There is no mention of Isaac, other than in the 'Roll Of Honour' in the battalion history 'Gateshead Gurkhas' (Moses).

    However, there is mention of a Capt. CW Oxley of the 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry, who was transferred to the duplicate battalion (or Gestetner Gurkhas as they were known), the 12th Bn Durham Light Infantry, on 4 September 1939. As you are aware from threads you have been involved in previously, the 12th Bn Durham Light Infantry was redesignated the 1st Bn Tyneside Scottish shortly thereafter and by the end of 1940 Capt. CW Oxley was Lt-Col. CW Oxley and the battalion commander; see link: http://www.war44.com/war44-general-forums/1972-1st-tyneside-scottish.html - I don't know yet if Issac and the good Colonel were related, but Oxley is not a common name in the NE of England, so maybe...???

    Best,

    Steve.
     
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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Medals originally offered for sale at Newcastle Collectors Market with the following attached

    Issac Oxley born 1916-1917 married Margaret Turnbull in 1935 at Lanchester Father of Thomas and ???y and Baby Issac was born June 1940 .Enlisted 1938 in Newcastle.

    Perhaps the info was wrong I do`nt know but its here just for info.


    Kyle
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 about Isaac Oxley
    Name: Isaac Oxley
    Spouse Surname: Turnbull
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1935
    Registration district: Lanchester
    Inferred County: Durham
    Volume Number: 10a
    Page Number: 688
    Find Spouse: Find Spouse


    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 about Margaret Turnbull
    Name: Margaret Turnbull
    Spouse Surname: Oxley
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1935
    Registration district: Lanchester
    Inferred County: Durham
    Volume Number: 10a
    Page Number: 688
    Find Spouse: Find Spouse

    I cannot as yet find a birth cert for Issac senior or junior to confirm parental lines

    TD

    edited to add:
    Steve Mac, on 15 Oct 2014 - 22:34, said:
    .................... but Oxley is not a common name in the NE of England, so maybe...???

    Looking at Oxley family trees I'm not so sure, there do seem quite a number of them born in that area - TD
     
  6. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

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    Hello TD,

    I'm from the north east and have never met anybody up there called Oxley, either at school, at work or playing my sports. Indeed, I've never heard the name mentioned nor read it in the newspapers up there. The name is most geographically centred on Sheffield. There is only one Oxley death recorded in WWII for cumulatively the Durham Light Infantry and Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

    If you take popular names from the locality, say, Robson, which is geographically centered on Newcastle Upon Tyne, there are 15 such deaths and Hall, which is geographically centered on Durham, there are 24 such deaths.

    My surname is not common in the north east and nearly everyone with it living in the north east will probably be a relative - even if distant; I've only met one who probably isn't. That's what made me think that Lt-Col Oxley and Isaac could be related.

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Steve

    I mentioned it as the results from Ancestry showed quite a few, I do not dispute what you say - some random examples:

    John Oxley
    Birth: Apr 1771 - Durham, England


    Joseph Oxley
    Birth: Oct,1841 - Durham, England
    Death: Sep 1918 - Tynemouth, Northumberland, England



    Arthur Oxley
    Birth: October 1910 (Oct 1910) - Durham



    Arthur Oxley
    Birth: 24 May 1912 - Co Durham (Durham), England
    Death: 25 Dec 1993 - Seaham, Co Durham (Durham), England




    Luke Anthony Oxley
    Birth: 1 Sep 1982 - Northumberland (Durham)


    I am still continuing to search for the 2 x Issac's, and will obviously post anything I find on here.

    TD
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Whilst searching around I came across:

    http://www.bpears.org.uk/Misc/War_Misc/May1st42.html

    Some might have chosen to listen to "Billy Cotton and His Band" on the Home Service or to "Dancing Time" on the Forces Programme, but, as the day ended, everyone's thoughts turned to their loved ones - fathers, brothers, husbands, sons- far from home and facing terrible dangers. For some tragedy had already struck. Edward and Ann Oxley had lost their 20 year old nephew and adopted son, Harry, only seven weeks into the war when his ship, the battleship "Royal Oak", was torpedoed by the submarine U47 just off Scapa Flow in the Orkneys. Then, as our boys had made their desperate attempt to reach the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940, more grief struck the village with the news that two local lads, 32 year old Thomas Slater and 23 year old Isaac Oxley both serving with the 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, hadn't made it


    TD

    edited to add:
    For information the Harry Oxley mentioned:
    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947 about Harry Oxley
    Name: Harry Oxley
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: abt 1919
    Death Date: 14 Oct 1939
    Cemetery: Naval Memorials In The United Kingdom Portsmouth Part VII
    Burial Country: England
    Father: Edward Oxley
    Mother: Ann Oxley
    Service number: P/SSX 21053
    Region or Memorial: Memorial Register


    and this could well be the Thomas Slater mentioned:

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945 about Thomas Slater
    Name: Thomas Slater
    Given Initials: T
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 30 May 1940
    Number: 4455916
    Birth Place: Newcastle-on-Tyne
    Residence: Durham (City)
    Regiment at Enlistment: Durham Light Infantry
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Durham Light Infantry
    Branch at Death: Infantry
     

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