Archibald is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1886, 24, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Died: 20th March 1917; age: 30; Died of Wounds. Salonika

Residence: 25, Cowper Road, Bromley, Kent.

Enlistment Location: Bromley, Kent.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 23210.

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Grave Reference:


Struma Military Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Mary Ann Oxford; husband of Mary Annie Elizabeth Oxford, of 25, Cowper Road, Bromley, Kent.


1891   24, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Archibald was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Oxford, 44, a Glove and Truss Maker, born St. Lawrence, Ipswich.

Mary Ann Oxford (nee Spearman), 43, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Maud Louise Oxford, 18, a Mother’s Help, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

John James Charles Oxford, 16, a Glover, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

George Willie Oxford, 14, a Butcher, born St. Matthew’s Ipswich.

Harry Edward Oxford, 12, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

May Elizabeth Oxford, 10, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Frederick Arthur Oxford, 8, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

(Daisy) Marguerite Oxford, 6, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Alonzo Oxford, 1, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

1901   34 & 36, Currier’s Lane, St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

Archibald was 15 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 54, a Truss Maker – own account – at home.

Mary Ann, 52.

May, 21, a Dressmaker.

Daisy, 16.

Alonzo, 11.

1911   104, Freehold Road, Ipswich.

Archibald was 24 years old, a Sugar Boiler. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mary, 23.

Archibald, 3.

In 1884, Archibald’s father, Charles Oxford had been in business over 12 years when an opposition business was started, and the trade was divided. He tried to plan arrangements with his creditors; some had accepted a composition, but others refused. Subsequently Charles had an illness for 28 weeks, and a large family. The creditors declined to accept his offers, and the official Receiver was directed to apply to the Court to adjudicate the debtor a bankrupt.

In April 1886, Archibald’s eldest sister, Alice Mary Oxford (born 1869, Ipswich), of 24, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich married by special licence at Birmingham, Warwickshire George Frederick Newell, a tram conductor.

Archibald’s father, Charles Oxford died 1905, Ipswich. His mother, Mary Ann Oxford died 1919, Ipswich.

In 1908, Ipswich, Archibald married Mary Anne Elizabeth Hack, born June 1887, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Archibald Charles Oxford, born March 1908, Ipswich.

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A.E. Oxford – widow.

Archibald is remembered on the war memorial at Bromley and at St. Luke’s Church, Bromley, Kent.



East Surrey Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

The Battalion moved from Winchester to Southampton, sailing to Le Havre France – 15-19th /01/1915 and joined the 28th Division to defend between Bailleul and Hazebrouck. Taking part in the Battles Of Ypres, the Battle Of Gravenstafel Ridge on the 22nd of January.

Battle Of St. Julien 24th April 1915 at Fortuinhoek.

Battle Of Frezenberg Ridge 8th May 1915.

Battle Of Bellewaarde Ridge 24th May 1915.

Battle Of Loos – 27th September 1915 at Hohenzollern Redoubt

The division moved to Salonika 21st October 1915 to travel to Thessalonika, via Marseilles on 21st October 1915 to Alexandria on 29th October  arriving in Salonika in early January 1916.  

Occupation Of Mazirko 2nd October 1916.

Capture Of Bairakli Jum’a – 31st October 1916.


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