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Tom was the son of Samuel Oakden, an electrical engineer in an iron foundry, and Catherine Oakden who died during the summer of 1916 around the time Tom died. He was the brother of Frank (Rifleman, 7th Bn KRRC) who was killed in action one day later on 18/9/1916, William, Samuel, Kate, Mollie, Florence, Harry and Lily Oakden. The family lived at 76 Saville Street Hyson Green Nottingham in 1911 later moving to 16 Bateman Street.
He worked as a gas meter maker.
17 Sep 1916
806822 - CWGC Website
11th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
To France 21 July 1915. Thiepval Memorial
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 29 September 1916: OAKDEN killed in action Tom Oakden, King’s Royal Rifles, 27 Bateman Street, Hyson Green. Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 30 September 1916: OAKDEN killed in action Frank and Tom Oakden, 16 Bateman Street, Hyson Green, sons of Samuel and the late Kathleen Oakden. In memoriam published 18th September 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “OAKDEN. – In loving memory of our dear sons, Private Tom Oakden, killed in action September 17th, 1916; also Frank, died of wounds September 17th, 1916, both of King's Royal Rifles. Deeply mourned. – From father, sisters, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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