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  • Photograph showing Joseph Oakland in uniform is courtesy of Martin Jones.
Person Details
15 Feb 1886
Carlton Nottingham
Joseph was born on 15th February 1886 and was the son of John Oakland a brick maker and Caroline Oakland (née Brown) of 6 Birch Avenue, Carlton. His father was born in 1856 at Carlton Le Willows, Nottingham and his mother in 1862 at Clay Cross Derbyshire. They were married in 1882 and had 12 children, all of whom were born at Carlton Le Willows. Joseph's siblings were Elizabeth b.1883, Mary b.1885, Nathan b.1888, Harriett b.1891, George b.1892, Edward b.1894, Francis b.1895, Florence b.1897, Herbert b.1900, Sydney b.1902 and Gordon b.1904. In 1911 they family lived at 6 Birch Avenue Carlton and are shown as, John 55 yrs a brick maker, he is living with his wife Caroline 49 yrs and their children, Joseph 25 yrs a lithro printer, Harriett 20 yrs a hosiery chevroner, George 19 yrs an apprentice lace machine fitter, Edward 17 yrs railway engine cleaner, Frances 16 yrs a hosiery chevroner, Florrie 14 yrs a lace mender, Herbert 11 yrs a scholar, Sydney 9 yrs a scholar and Gordon 7 yrs a scholar.
He was a litho printer.
12 Nov 1917
31
157298 - CWGC Website
42234
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Joseph Oakland enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment. Joseph died of wounds on 12th November 1917 and is buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Grave Reference II A 28.
His younger brother Herbert Oakland also served in the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and died of wounds on 18th September 1918. He is buried in Montay- Neuvilly Road, Cemetry Montay, France. His younger brother Edward, born 24th January 1894, served during the Great War in the Royal Navy. He joined the Royal Navy on a 12 year continuous service engagement on 27th April 1912 when he was 18 years old. Edward was discharged on 5th May 1924 having completed his engagement. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Acknowledgements’, 1 December 1917: ‘Mrs J Oakland and Family of 6, Birch-avenue, Carlton, wish to thank all kind friends for sympathy shown them in their great loss.’ (www.britishnewspaperachive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 12 November 1918: ‘Oakland. In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. J Oakland, Sherwood Foresters, who died of wounds November 12th 1917. Ever in our thoughts. Sadly missed by mother, father, brothers, sisters, Nathan and Edward serving abroad, also Herbert reported missing September 18th, 1918.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 24 March 1919: ‘Oakland. In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Herbert Oakland, 10th Sherwood Foresters, missing September 18th, 1918, now reported killed. Also of Pte. Joseph Oakland, died of wounds November 12th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts – Sadly missed by mother, father, brothers and sisters, also Nathan & Edward (still serving).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) 'In memoriam' notice published 18th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “OAKLAND. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Herbert Oakland, 10th Sherwood Foresters, killed in action Sept., 18th, 1918; also Pte. Joseph Oakland, 10th Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds Nov. 12th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – Sadly missed by mother, father, brothers and sister, Nathan and Edward serving.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 12 November 1919: ‘Oaklands. In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Joseph Oakland, 10th Sherwood Foresters, who died of wounds November 12th, 1917; also Pte. Herbert Oakland, 10th Sherwood Foresters, killed in action Sept. 18th, 1918. Ever in our thoughts. Sadly missed by mother, father, brothers, and sisters, also Nathan (India), Edward (Russia).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Photograph showing Joseph Oakland in uniform is courtesy of Martin Jones.
    Joseph Oakland - Photograph showing Joseph Oakland in uniform is courtesy of Martin Jones.
  • Photograph showing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Joseph Oakland at Solfenno Farm Cemetery, Ypres. Photograph courtesy of Martin Jones.
    Joseph Oakland - Photograph showing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Joseph Oakland at Solfenno Farm Cemetery, Ypres. Photograph courtesy of Martin Jones.
  • Photograph showing Herbert Oakland, Joseph's brother, in uniform. Herbert was killed on 18th September 1918. Photograph is courtesy of Martin Jones.
    Herbert Oakland - Photograph showing Herbert Oakland, Joseph's brother, in uniform. Herbert was killed on 18th September 1918. Photograph is courtesy of Martin Jones.
  • Photograph showing John Oakland, Joseph's father, courtesy of Martin Jones
    Joseph Oakland - Photograph showing John Oakland, Joseph's father, courtesy of Martin Jones
  • Photograph showing Caroline Oakland,mother of Joseph Oakland, is courtesy of Martin Jones.
    Joseph Oakland - Photograph showing Caroline Oakland,mother of Joseph Oakland, is courtesy of Martin Jones.