Other names: John Thomas
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersTyne Cot MemorialPoor Yard, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Story: John Thomas Oborne was born in 1883 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Frederick Oborne, a Mail Cart Driver, and Elizabeth Oborne. In 1903 he married Emily Phillips. They had four children: two sons and two daughters. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Road Labourer and living at Poor Yard, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Rifleman in the Rifle Brigade (Service No. S/21923). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 17th Aug 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panels 145 to 147). He is remembered on the St. James' War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.