Clippings

 

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 qooheditor@btinternet.com

If you know of the proof of their background, please also pass that on. Thank you.

REGINALD LEWIS

 

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.