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Oxford War Memorials: Lion Brewery, St Thomas’s Street, Oxford

Lion Brewery

THIS TABLET
IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE
LION BREWERY, OXFORD
WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY,
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM & JUSTICE.

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H. [F.] GODFREY. 2ND LIEUT. SHERWOOD FORESTERS.
Harry Frederick Godfrey died on 1 July 1916 (CWGC)
He lived on the Banbury Road
Photographed in Oxford Journal Illustrated on 26 July 1916

E. NORTH. PTE OXON & BUCKS L.I.
E. North died on 25 September 1915 (CWGC)
His remarried widow lived at 12 Wellington Street, Jericho

A. RANDALL. PTE, OXON & BUCKS L.I.
Albert Joseph Randall died aged 20 on 21 June 1916 (CWGC)
He lived at 17 Abbey Place, St Ebbe's
Photographed in Oxford Journal Illustrated on 12 July 1916
Also listed on St Ebbe's Church War Memorial

W. SPEAKS. PTE OXON & BUCKS L.I.
William John Speaks died on 26 August 1916 (CWGC)
Also listed on St John the Evangelist Church War Memorial

J. HAYNES. PTE, NOTTS & DERBY.
James Haynes died on 15 April 1918 (CWGC)
He lived at Wood Street, St Ebbe's
Photographed in Oxford Journal Illustrated on 5 June 1918

Also listed on St Ebbe's Church War Memorial

W. RUSSELL. PTE, OXON & BUCKS L.I.
William Ernest Russell died on 4 April 1917 (CWGC)

G. H. BURDEN. SERGT, OXON & BUCKS L.I.
Gilbert Humphries Burden died on 16 August 1917 (CWGC)
His mother lived at 141 Howard Street, east Oxford
Photographed in Oxford Journal Illustrated on 26 September 1917

W. FRENCH. SERGT, OXON & BUCKS L.I.
William French died on 20 September 1917 (CWGC)
He lived in Blackfriars Road, St Ebbe's
Photographed in OJI on 1 November 1916 when he won the Military Medal,
and on 24 October 1917 following his death

Also on Holy Trinity Church, St Ebbe's War Memorial: BIOGRAPHY

W. FILLMORE. PTE, R.E.
William James Fillmore died on 25 October 1917 (CWGC)
He lived on the Banbury Road, Oxford
Photographed in Oxford Journal Illustrated on 21 November 1917

Also listed on St Peter-le-Bailey Church war memorial

“Greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay down his life for his friend.”


This memorial on the Database of the Imperial War Museums: Morrell's Brewery – WW1
and on War Memorials online

Lion Brewery
The entrance to the old Lion Brewery, now flats, with the memorial behind the gate marked with a red cross


© Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 24 October, 2017

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