Tipton

Remembers

Private M2/194358 John Herbert Occleston


Occleston John 96 393x600


Died of Wounds on Wednesday, 11th April 1917, age 28.
Buried in Grave VII. B. 3. at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas De Calais, France.

Army Service Corps, 283rd Mechanical Transport Company, attd Royal Garrison Artillery.

Son of David and Sarah Occleston.
Born: Manchester, Enlisted: Manchester, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/91529/


Genealogical Data

Birth of John Herbert Occleston registered December quarter 1888 at Prestwick, Lancs.

1891 Census
25 Hamer Terrace, Newtown, Manchester.
David Occleston (34, Jeweller's Salesman, born Carslile), his wife Sarah (30, born Carslile), and their 4 children: William (8, born Salford), Florence (6, born Salford), Ellen (3, born Manchester) and John Herbert (2, born Manchester).

1901 Census
9 Hilton Avenue, Urmston, Lancashire.
David Occleston (44,Jewellery Salesman, born Carslile), his wife Sarah (40, born Carslile) and their 5 children: William (18, Clerk, born Salford), Florence (16, Dressmaking, born Salford), John H. (12, born Levenshulme), Gertrude (5, born Urmston), and Lilian (2, born Urmston).

1911 Census
3 Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester.
David Occleston (54,Jewellery Salesman, born Carslile), his wife Sarah (50, born Carslile) and their 6 surviving children of 8: William (29, Salesman, born Salford), Florence (24, Dressmaking, born Salford), John Herbert (22, Confectionery, born Levenshulme), Gertrude (15, Drapery Saleswomen, born Urmston), Lilian (12, School, born Urmston), and Stanley (8, School, born Urmston).


Personal Data

The Tipton Library Memorial commemorates H Occleston, the 'Staffordshire Roll of Honour' has J H Occleston, RASC. There was only one man named Occleston killed in the Great War, so there is no doubt this is the correct man, and he is also recorded as resident in Tipton. John must have moved to Tipton by the time of the Great War, but I can find no other instance of the name Occleston in Tipton. A bit of a mystery!


Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.


Newspaper Cuttings

None.