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  • Photograph showing Herbert Oakland in uniform and is courtesy of Martin Jones
Person Details
16 Aug 1899
Carlton Nottingham
Herbert Oakland was born on 16th August 1899 at Carlton and was the son of John Oakland, a brick maker and Caroline Oakland née Brown of 6, Birch Avenue, Carlton, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1856 in Carlton Le Willows, Nottingham and his mother Caroline Brown was born in 1862 in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, they were married in 1882 , their marriage being recorded in the Basford Registration district, they went on to have a large family of 12 children , all of whom were born in Carlton Le Willows. The children were :- Elizabeth b1883, Mary b1885, Joseph b1886 Nathan b1888, Harriett b1891, George b1892, Edward b1894, Francis b1895, Florence b1897, Herbert b 1900, Sydney b1902 and Gordon b1904. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Birch Avenue, Carlton and are shown as John Oakland 55 yrs head of the family a brick maker, he is living with his wife Caroline 49 ys and nine of their children , Joseph 25 yrs a litho printer, Harriet a chevoner in hosiery business, George 19 yrs a lace machine fitter, Edward a railway engine cleaner, Francis 16 yrs a chevoner in hosiery business, Florence 14 yrs a lace mender, Herbert 11 yrs a scholar, Sydney 9 yrs a scholar and Gordon 7 yrs a scholar.
Machine fitter
18 Sep 1918
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528928 - CWGC Website
116315
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Herbert Oakland was called up for service on 19th April 1918 and enlisted on 23rd April 1918 at Derby. He was 18 yrs and 8 months of age, a machine fitter and his next of kin was his father John of 6 Birch Avenue, Carlton Herbert was posted to the 3rd battalion Sherwood Foresters. Following training he landed in France on 13th August 1918 joining the British Expeditionary Force. He was serving with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters when he was posted as missing on 18 September 1918 and was not confirmed killed in action on that date until March the following year. He had served for only 130 days in the Army and only 36 days on the Western Front. He is buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France, grave reference I D 4
His elder brother Joseph Oakland also served during the Great War. He was called up on 19th April 1918 and served in the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment as a private. Joseph died of wounds on 12 November 1917 and is buried in Solferno Farm Cemetery, Ypres (II.A.28). Also, their younger brother Edward, born 24th January 1894, served during the Great War in the Royal Navy. He had enlisted when he was 18 yrs of age, joining on 27th April 1912 on a 12 years continuous service engagement. Edward served throughout the Great War in various ships and shore establishments. He was discharged from the Navy on 5th May 1924 having completed his engagement. Nottingham Evening Post, 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 Herbert Oakland in uniform and is courtesy of Martin Jones
    Herbert Oakland - Photograph showing Herbert Oakland in uniform and is courtesy of Martin Jones
  • Photograph showing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Herbert Oakland at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France. Photograph courtesy of Martin Jones.
    Herbert Oakland - Photograph showing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Herbert Oakland at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France. Photograph courtesy of Martin Jones.
  • Photograph showing Joseph Oakland in uniform who was killed on 12th November 1917 and was the brother of Herbert, photo is courtesy of Martin Jones
    Joseph Oakland - Photograph showing Joseph Oakland in uniform who was killed on 12th November 1917 and was the brother of Herbert, photo is courtesy of Martin Jones
  • Photograph showing John Oakland the father of Herbert Oakland , the photograph is courtesy of Martin Jones
    Herbert Oakland - Photograph showing John Oakland the father of Herbert Oakland , the photograph is courtesy of Martin Jones
  • Photograph showing Caroline Oakland the mother of Herbert Oakland and which is courtesy of Martin Jones
    Herbert Oakland - Photograph showing Caroline Oakland the mother of Herbert Oakland and which is courtesy of Martin Jones