Remembering the Great War 1914-1919


FullSizeRenderThe St Giles’ memorials to those who died in the two world wars are the brass plaques – inside the church, on the north wall and west of the north door.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War (The Great War as it was known at the time), there is a display board hanging to the right of the brasses, giving information about the men who died.

The central panel of the display, giving individual biographies of the men commemorated, changed as the 100th anniversary of each man’s death was reached and was marked at the Sunday Evensong service closest to each anniversary.

To conclude the St Giles’ Great War commemorations, three copies of a Memorial Record Book have been printed using the information collected for the display board, including the biographies of each man, with maps showing where they had lived in the parish and where they had died.

One copy of the book will be kept in the Document Safe, one will be on display in church and one copy will be deposited with other St Giles’,Oxford records in the County Record Office.


  Date of death Place of burial or memorial
Ronald William POULTON PALMER 5 May 1915 Hyde Park Corner Cemetery, Belgium
Henry Gwyn Jeffreys MOSELEY 10 August 1915 Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Arthur Ernest BAKER 17 October 1915 Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Christopher CHOLDCROFT 19 February 1916 Loker Churchyard, Belgium
Ernest Leonard BENNETT 7 May 1916 Hebuterne Military Cemy, Pas de Calais, France
Francis Lewis HUDSON 23 July 1916 Pozières British Cemetery, Somme, France
Frederick Henry HASTINGS 3 September 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Frederick Tom SKINNER 3 September 1916 Serre Road Cemy No 1, Pas de Calais, France
Reginald Ernest WEBSTER 3 September 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Victor JESSEL 6 April 1917 Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France
Alban John Benedict HUDSON 7 June 1917 Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium
Thomas Parker GEORGE 12 March 1918 Quittah, Gold Coast, West Africa
Reginald Drury HODGSON 21 March 1918 Pozières Memorial, Somme, France
David Francis BICKMORE 19 July 1918 Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Francis John William SLAY 29 September 1918 Raillencourt Communal Cemy Extn, Nord, France
Harry William ROBINSON 9 November 1918 Botley Cemetery, Oxford
John BYWATER-WARD 14 March 1919 St Helen’s Churchyard, Isle of Wight
Roger James CHOLMELEY 16 August 1919 Archangel Memorial, North Russia