On this page I plan to insert bits and bobs which I occasionally get sent from researchers who come across items and stories about things QOOH and OY which do not readily fall into the other pages on this website. They may be quirky and unusual, but as near as we can be, they will be factual and truthful. If you know of anything similar and would like to see them posted on here, please forward them on to me – Mick Luxford at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of the proof of their background, please also pass that on. Thank you.
For his service in the First World War REGINALD LEWIS was awarded the BRITISH WAR MEDAL and the VICTORY MEDAL
Medals, Impressed Naming: 2740. PTE. R. LEWIS OXF. YEO. (OXFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY)
Later re-numbered: 285684 C of Hrs (CORPS OF HUSSARS (QUEEN’S OWN OXFORDSHIRE HUSSARS)
Private REGINALD LEWIS is recorded as a Prisoner of War in the Regimental history:
The Oxfordshire Hussars in the Great War by Captain Adrian Keith-Falconer. (Appendix C – Prisoners of War, p360.)
Date of capture: 22/06/1917
Place of capture: GILLEMONT FARM
The picture below was taken at the 1989 re-union -
on the left is Reg Lewis
The newspaper cutting, above, was published by the Oxford Mail & Times in 1989 covering that year's re-union at Villiers Park, Middleton Stoney.
Lord Valentia's dinning out by members of the Officers Mess
This cutting, below, was found amongst a collection of archive material handed in to the SOFO archivists.