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  • memorial plaque to Wilfred Gordon Oates in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26884)
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Kimberley
He was the son of Olive and Annie Elizabeth Oates and the brother of Anne, James F, Irene Mary, Olive and Charles Oates 4 Church Lane Kimberley.
In 1911 he was a labourer with a coal cutting machine underground.
18 Jun 1917
24
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Acting Bombardier
D Bty 112th Bde Royal Field Artillery
He died of wounds received in action at Messines and is buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery (grave ref ll.J.2).
The family memorial is on the south wall of the nave (WMA 26884). Inscription: 'In affectionate remembrance of Bombardier Wilfred Gordon Oates, RFA, who died June 17th 1918 in hospital from wounds received at Messines while serving his country, aged 24 years. Greater love hath no man than this.'
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  • memorial plaque to Wilfred Gordon Oates in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26884)
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Wilfred Gordon Oates - memorial plaque to Wilfred Gordon Oates in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26884) Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Oates' memorial is on the right of the photograph, on the south wall of the nave. The memorial is alongside that of L/Cpl FS Clay who was killed in 1917.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Wilfred Gordon Oates - Oates' memorial is on the right of the photograph, on the south wall of the nave. The memorial is alongside that of L/Cpl FS Clay who was killed in 1917. Photograph Rachel Farrand