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  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012).
Person Details
03 Jul 1900
Known as 'Sonnie', Dinsdale John Arthur was the youngest child and only son of Dinsdale and Louisa Oubridge. Dinsdale and Louisa had four children: Grace Louise b. 6 September 1892, Constance Irene b 16 March 1894, Maude Millicent b. 1895 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Dinsdale John Arthur b. 3 July 1900. Dinsdale senior was born in London, and when he moved to Nottingham from Bristol was first a teacher but later joined the firm of JAS Burton & Sons, becoming a director of the company. In 1901 Dinsdale senior and his family were living at 94 Musters Road, West Bridgford, and this was still the family home at the time of his son's death in 1919. However, Dinsdale and Louisa later moved to The Firs, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire. Dinsdale Oubridge senior died in May 1934 at the age of 69; he was still living at The Firs, Attenborough. Louisa Oubridge died on 25 February 1948 aged 85. Of his sisters: Grace Louise married Herbert J Furse in 1917 (O/N/D Basford) and died aged 86 on 10 July 1978; she was then living at 171 Loughborough Road, West Bridgford. Constance Irene married Bernard Beardall in 1923 (A/M/J Shardlow) and died aged 102 in March 1996 (Mar Nottingham). Maude Millicent married John Bernard Mutch in 1926 (J/A/S Shardlow) and died on 7 June 1946 aged 50. She was then living at 4 Oundle Drive, Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Her husband survived her.
08 Feb 1919
2750293 - CWGC Website
Cadet Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge, Royal Air Force, suffered injuries while driving a motor cycle on duty and died after an operation on 8th February 1919. He was buried in Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery.
Notice of his death published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 10th February 1919: “OUBRIDGE. – On February 8th, Dinsdale John Arthur (sonnie), Cadet R.A.F., died in nursing home, Regent-street, Nottingham, aged 18 years, dearly beloved and only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Oubridge, 94 Musters-road, West Bridgford.” Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Inscription on gravestone: 'In loving memory of Sonnie, Cadet Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge RAF who died Feby. 8th 1919 aged 18 years. Only son of Dinsdale and Louisa Oubridge of West Bridgford. ‘And the streets of the city shall be full of girls and boys playing in the streets thereof.’ [Zechariah 8.5 King James' Version] Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Births’, 20 October 1925: ‘Beardall On October 19th, at 19 Cavendish-road, Mr and Mrs Bernard Beardall (nee Oubridge), twin sons (one stillborn).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 28 September 1926 (extract): ‘Attenborough Wedding. The marriage took place at St Mary’s Church, Attenborough, to-day, of Dr John Bernard Mutch, of Mapperley, eldest son of the late Dr. and Mrs FR Mutch, of Nottingham, and Miss Maud M Oubridge, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs D Oubridge, of the Firs, Attenborough.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 19 May 1934 (extract): ‘Funeral of Mr Dinsdale Oubridge. The funeral of Mr Oubridge … took place today. The principal mourners were: Mrs Oubridge (widow), Mr John Oubridge (brother), Mrs HJ Furse (daughter) and Mr Furse, Mrs JB Mutch (daughter) and Dr Mutch, Mrs B Beardall (daughter) and Mr Beardall.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 27 February 1948: ‘Oubridge. On February 25th, Louisa, widow of Dinsdale Oubridge, in her 86th year. Service at St Mary’s , Wollaton Hall-drive, 11am, Saturday 28th. Interment, Church Cemetery. No flowers or letters please.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Mutch Maude Millicent of 4 Oundle-drive Wollaton Park Nottingham (wife of John Bernard Mutch) died 7 June 1946 at Cumberland Nursing Home West Bridgford Nottinghamshire Probate Nottingham 8 October to the said John Bernard Mutch squadron leader RAF. Effects £3672 6s. 11d.
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  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012).
    Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge - Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012).
  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012).
    Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge - Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012).