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World War II Memorial Plaque at Oxford Crematorium

Plaque in context in crematorium

This war memorial plaque is at the Oxford Crematorium in Bayswater Road. It is on the easternmost wall of the central garden, and faces west towards the chimney of the crematorium. It contains the names of 47 men killed in the First World War whose bodies were cremated here. These will have come from a wide area, not just Headington.

Close-up of Crematorium plaque

1939 + 1945
THESE MEMBERS OF
HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
AND WERE CREMATED

LIEUTENANT J. R. ABBAY
THE ESSEX REGIMENT 12.6.1941

CAPTAIN W. T. JAMES, M.C.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS 29.3.1942

F/LT (PILOT) J. S. ANDREWS, A.F.C.
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1.3.1945

SGT. (NAV) G. JONES
ROYAL AIR FORCE 9.8.1943

F/O (PILOT) D.E. J. BINT, D.F.M.
ROYAL AIR FORCE 11.4.1943

CAPTAIN J. R. JONES
ROYAL ARTILLERY 9.11.1943

COMMANDER R. BIRCH, R.N.
H.M.S. “VALESCA” 23.2.1943 .

THE REV. H. KIDMAN
R. ARMY CHAPLAIN'S DEPT. 7.7.1940

SGT (PILOT) R. A. BRIDGART
ROYAL AIR FORCE5.1.1941

SERJEANT H. T. LEDSOME
6TH. OX. BN. HOME GUARD 29.4.1942

CORPORAL C. J. BROCK
ROYAL AIR FORCE 15.8.1944

L.CPL. C. F. MANN
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS 4.7. 1941

SIGNALMAN S. BROWN
ROYAL NAVY 24.11.1945

MAJOR H. J. MYLNE
2ND R. GLOS HUSSARS, R.A.C. 20.2.1943

LT.-COL. E. C. BUCKLEY, M.B.E.
THE RIFLE BRIGADE 21.1.1943

F/O (PILOT) C. C. NILSON
ROYAL AIR FORCE 9.1.1942

2ND OFF. T. J. M. CORSELLIS
AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY 10.10.1941

CORPORAL C. R. PLAISTER
R.E.M.E. 13.12.1942

L.BDR. W. J. T COULING
ROYAL ARTILLERY 1.10.1943

MAJOR F. A. G. ROBINSON, M.C.
ROYAL ARTILLERY 6.6.1942

CAPTAIN G. S. DARBY
ROYAL ENGINEERS 9.9.1943

W/CMDR. S. J. SMETHAM
ROYAL AIR FORCE 17.12.1940

L.A.C. R. G. D. DARBY
ROYAL AIR FORCE 15.2.1941

SGT. (A/B) J. Y. SOWTER
ROYAL AIR FORCE 7.8.1943

W/CMDR. A. M. DIAMANT
ROYAL AIR FORCE 30.1.1942

F/LT. J. A STANIER
ROYAL AIR FORCE 11.6.1947

SNR. CMDT. F. M. H. DIXON
AUX. TERRITORIAL SERVICE 2.3.1941

TROOPER R. THOMAS
ROYAL TANK REGT., R.A.C. 17.7.1947

S/LDR G. K. R. DRIMMIE
ROYAL AIR FORCE 29.11.1946

S/LDR. (PILOT) J. C. S. TURNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE 12.9.1945

MAJOR S. DUFF-TAYLOR, M.C.
INTELLIGENCE CORPS 5.12.1941

SGT. (OBS.) J. H. VAUGHAN
ROYAL AIR FORCE 29.9.1941

CAPTAIN H. L. EVANS
ROYAL ARTILLERY 18.4.1944

2ND LIEUTENANT R. L. VINE
ROYAL TANK REGT., R.A.C. 29.9.1941

PRIVATE A. R. FRYER
R. ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS 31.7.1944

L.A. C. G. WALKER
ROYAL AIR FORCE 21.11.1943

STAFF SJT. L C. GARDNER
R.E.M.E. 1.2.1946

F/O (PILOT) C. W. WARREN
ROYAL AIR FORCE 31.7.1944

L.A.C. (U/T PILOT) E. A. GRIFFIN
ROYAL AIR FORCE 11.12.1941

A.C.2. J. C. WILDE
ROYAL AIR FORCE 26.12.1942

CAPTAIN F. M. M. HALL
ROYAL ARTILLERY 17.12.1944

F/SGT. (PILOT) D. P. WILLIAMS
ROYAL AIR FORCE 6.5.1945

F/LT. R. A. HENDERSON
ROYAL AIR FORCE 23.11.1944

GUNNER E. E. WOODRUFF
ROYAL ARTILLERY 30.11.1944

LIEUTENANT G. H. HOBSON
INTELLIGENCE CORPS 11.8.1946

LT. COL. H. F. CAMPBELL
THE RIFLE BRIGADE 18.3.1943

AIR COMMODORE D. J. WAGHORN, C.B.E., A.F.C.
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1.4.1948

This plaque on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website with links to the war dead
and on War Memorials online and on
Imperial War Museums database