Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

A J Oakley (1878 1919)

Arthur Joseph Oakley was born in Bridgnorth in 1878 and was baptized at St Mary Magdalene on 12th June. He was the son of Joseph Oakley, a carpet weaver, and Jane his wife. They lived on Cartway.

Arthur married Elizabeth, from Kirkcolm, Scotland. In 1911 Elizabeth and her two children (Joseph Horace, born Ayr, Mary Florence, born Glasgow) are visiting the family on Cartway, Bridgnorth.

Arthur served in the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) before he was transferred to the Labour Corps. He died on the 25th September, 1919. He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

Private Oakley, 44182, was awarded the Victory and British medals.

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