OSCAR MORTIMER

 

 

Born: 10th July 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 12th January 1917; age 26; Died at 18 General Hospital, Camiers, France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th July 1915 – France.

Rank: Staff Sergeant; Service Number: 45457

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 54th Field Ambulance.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

XXI.A.5.

Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Marie G Mortimer, of Ipswich & the late Oliver.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Salisbury Villa, Orford Street, Ipswich.

 

Oscar was 8 months old and living with his parents & half siblings.

Oliver Mortimer, 31, a Corn Merchant’s Assistant, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Marie Gertrude Mortimer (nee Pohl), 31, born Aix la Chapelle, Aachen, Germany.

Rivers William Arthur Everitt, 6, born Harkstead, Suffolk.

Mary Elizabeth Everitt, 5, born Harkstead.

1 General Servant

1 Nursemaid.

 

1901   70, Orford Street, Ipswich.

 

Oscar was 10 years old and living with his parents, brother & half siblings.

Oliver, 41, a Corn Merchant & Malster Assistant.

Marie, 41.

Rivers, 16.

Mary, 15.

Arthur Arnold Mortimer, 9, born Ipswich.

 

Oscar’s father. Oliver Mortimer died, 1903, Ipswich.

 

Oscar attended Framlingham College from 1904 – 1906 – Goldsmith Prize & Gold Medal for Modern Languages, Book Keeping Prize 1906. Cricket XI 1906 & Football XI 1904 – 1905. Springfield Cup 1906.

 

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

 

 

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