Farnham churchyard

Oakley John Whitmarsh

Surname: Whitmarsh
Other names: Oakley John
Other people in this story:
George Whitmarsh
Emily Whitmarsh
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey

Story:
Oakley John Whitmarsh was born in 1891 in Farnham, Dorset. He was the son of George Whitmarsh, a Farmer, and Emily Whitmarsh. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, he was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10576). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (Panel 136 to 139). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial.

Images:
  • Farnham War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives