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Alphabetical ‘R – S’

Alphabetical Roll of Honour R - S

These pages are dedicated to, and list, the men who had served in [or attached to] any unit which carried the titles of either the “Oxfordshire Yeomanry” or “Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars”, and gave their lives in the search for peace in the World. The list is separated into Boer War, World War 1, and World War 2.

Boer War

Richardson, Tpr Frederick Thomas – Regtl No 23250
Died on 14/1/1902, age 26[est] – Died of enteric disease at Mafeteng, Lesotho, Africa
Not known where buried/commemorated
Served in 59th (Oxfordshire) Coy, 15th Bn Imperial Yeomanry
Attested at Reading, Berks into the Imperial Yeomanry on 23/1/1901
Born – c.1876 at Caversham, Berks
NoK/Parents – John Richardson (father) and Fanny Richardson (mother) and Eliza Ellen Richardson (spouse – married 1900)

Rimmell, Tpr Isaac – Regtl No 36326
Died on 14/6/1901, age 22 – Died of enteric disease at 16 Stationary Hospital, Mafeking, North West Province, S Africa
Buried at Mafeking Cemetery, Mafeking, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North-West, S Africa
Served in 40th (Oxfordshire) Coy, 10th Bn Imperial Yeomanry
Attested at Pall Mall, London into the Imperial Yeomanry on 28/2/1901
Born – c.1879 at Islington, London
NoK/Parents – William Thomas Rimmell (father) and Eliza Susan Rimmell (spouse – married 1898)

Semple, QMS Hugh – Regtl No 28972
Died on 24/6/1902, age 29[est] – Died of enteric disease at Bloemfontein, Free State Province, S Africa
Buried at President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State, S Africa
Served in 59th (Oxfordshire) Coy, 15th Bn Imperial Yeomanry
Attested at Glasgow into the Imperial Yeomanry on 25/2/1901
Born – c.1873 at Lesmahagow, Larkhill, Lanarkshire
NoK/Parents – William Semple (father) and William Semple (brother) with Gavin Semple (brother)

World War One

Reeves, Pte John Edward – Regtl No 245303
Died on 17/2/1919, age 26 – Died of sickness in Germany
Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Reynolds, Pte Herbert William – Regtl No 2684(QOOH / 32849(6th Bn OBLI)
Died on 7/10/1916, age 28 – Killed in action at Le Transloy, Somme, France
Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

Richards, Pte Leslie John – Regtl No 3080(QOOH) / 32852(6th Bn OBLI)
Died on 19/101916, age 23 – Died of wounds (received at Le Transloy, Somme) at Meaulte, Somme, France
Buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France

Richards, Pte Thomas William – Regtl No 3074(QOOH) / 32853(2nd/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 23/8/1917, age 27 – Killed in action at St Julien, Ypres, Belgium
Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Rimington, Pte Oscar – Regtl No 2502(QOOH) / 32854(6th Bn OBLI)
Died on 9/10/1916, age 24 – Killed in action at Battle of Somme, France
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Roads, Pte Ernest – Regtl No 285508
Died on 18/5/1917, age 26 – Killed in action at Gillemont Farm, Somme, France
Buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Roberts, Sjt William Edward – Regtl No 1498
Died on 28/5/1915, age 30 – Killed in action at Zouave Wood, Hooge, Ypres, Belgium
Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Robins, Pte William Robert – Regtl No 2561(QOOH) / 203330(1st/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 15/6/1918, age 19 – Killed in action at the Battle of Asiago, Veneto, Italy
Buried at Boscon British Cemetery, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Robson, L/Cpl Ernest William – Regtl No 3363(QOOH) / 203331(1st/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 15/6/1918, age 20 – Killed in action at the Battle of Asiago, Veneto, Italy
Buried at Boscon British Cemetery, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Rolfe, Pte Frederick Charles – Regtl No 2456(QOOH) / 32850(6th Bn OBLI)
Died on 9/10/1916 {age not known] – Killed in action at Battle of Somme, France
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rose, Pte Albert William – Regtl No 3003(QOOH) / 105103(4th Sqn MGC [Cavalry])
Died on 22/6/1917, age 21 – Killed in action at Aisne, France
Commemorated (Special Memorial) at Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France

Rouse, L/Cpl Frederick Joseph – Regtl No 285474
Died on 2/4/1918, age 23 – Died of wounds at Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
Buried at Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France

Rusher, Pte Edwin James – Regtl No 3201(QOOH) / 203631(2nd/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 11/12/1917, age 33 – Died of wounds (received at Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France) at Etaples, Pas-de-Calais, France
Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France

Saunders, L/Cpl Leslie William – Regtl No 285074
Died on 26/3/1918, age 22 – Killed in action near Noyon, Oise, France
Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Saunders, Pte Matthew Francis – Regtl No 285480
Died on 22/6/1917, age 31 – Killed in action at Gillemont Farm, Somme, France
Buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France

Scott, Lt-Col John Willoughby, DSO, MiDx3
Died on 23/4/1917, age 38 – Killed in action at St Laurent Blangy, near Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France [Cmdg 8th Bn Somerset LI]
Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France (originally buried in St Laurent Blangy Com Cemetery Extension)

Scott, Pte Walter – Regtl No 255235
Died on 3/11/1918, age 34 – Died of pneumonia at Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France
Buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France

Serman, Pte Arthur Albert William – Regtl No 3426(QOOH) / 203340(1st/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 16/8/1917, age 29 – Killed in action at Langemarck, 3rd Battle of Ypres, Belgium
Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Sharp, Pte Charles Robert – Regtl No 3154(QOOH) / 101111(15th Sqn, MGC [Cavalry])
Died on 18/10/1918, age 23 – Died (from causes unknown) near Bijar, Persia (now Iran)
Commemorated at Tehran Memorial, Iran

Shaylor, Pte Albert – Regtl No 285429
Died on 22/6/1917, age 22 – Killed in action at Gillemont Farm, Somme, France
Buried at Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France

Sheasby, Pte Norman Francis – Regtl No 2039
Died on 1/11/1914, age 21 – Died of wounds (received on 31/10/1914 at Messines, Belgium) at St Omer, France
Buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Sheppard, Pte Sydney Arthur – Regtl No 285790
Died on 20/10/1918, age 24 – Died of unknown causes at Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France
Buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France

Shrimpton, SSM Richard Tirrell – Regtl No 285021
Died on 9/8/1918, age 27 – Killed in action at Vrely, SE of Amiens, Somme France
Buried at Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France

Silvertop, Lt Francis Somerled Joseph
Died on 20/5/1917, age 33 – Killed in action at K, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France
Buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France

Simmonds, Pte John Wesley – Regtl No 3323(QOOH) / 203336(2nd Bn OBLI)
Died on 26/8/1918, age 20 – Died of wounds (received near Arras, France) at Frevent, Pas de Calais, France
Buried at St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France

Smewing, Pte Arthur Roland – Regtl No 285542
Died on 27/11/1917, age 22 – Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, near Cambrai, France
Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France

Smith, L/Cpl Albert – Regtl No 2619(QOOH) / 32878(5th Bn OBLI)
Died on 3/5/1917, age 25 – Killed in action at Vis-en-Artois, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Smith, L/Cpl Gervase William – Regtl No 285194
Died on 22/11/1918, age 27 – Died of causes unknown at 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France
Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Smith, Pte Harold – Regtl No 3277(QOOH) / 203338(1st/4th Bn OBLI)
Died on 16/8/1917, age 22 – Killed in action at Langemarck, 3rd Battle of Ypres, Belgium
Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Smith, 2/Lt Harold Crawford
Died on 10/10/1916, age 21 – Died in motorcycle accident at Walthamstow, Essex, England
Buried at Chingford Mount Cemetery, Essex, UK

Smith, Pte Isaac – Regtl No 3131(QOOH) / 32879(6th Bn OBLI)
Died on 7/10/1916 [age not known] – Killed in action at Battle of Somme, France
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Sollis, Pte George Frederick – Regtl No 285220
Died on 1/12/1918, age 26 – Died , of pneumonia at Solesmes, France
Buried at Solesmes British Cemetery, Nord, France

Stevens, Pte Frederick Charles – Regtl No 288849
Died on 5/3/1918, age 37 – Died of drowning in Palestine
Buried at Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Stevens, Pte Herbert – Regtl No 1979
Died on 14/6/1915, age 29 – Died of meningitis at Thame, England
Buried at Thame (St. Mary) Churchyard, Oxfordshire, UK

Stevens, Pte Thomas George – Regtl No 285604
Died on 22/6/1917, age 19 – Killed in action at Gillemont Farm, Somme, France
Buried at Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France

Stone, Pte Thomas Percival – Regtl No 1849
Died on 8/2/1916, age 20 – Killed in action at Vermelles, Pas-de-Calais, France
Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Streak, Shg/Smith James – Regtl No 2028(QOOH) / 285267(QOOH)
Died on 6/11/1918, age 33 – Died of diabetes at Reading, England
Buried at Whitchurch Hill, Oxfordshire

Stuart, Pte Frank Leonard Brandon – Regtl No 35250
Died on 19/11/1918, age 32 – Died of flu at Solesmes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Buried at Solesmes British Cemetery, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Sturgess, Pte Albert – Regtl No 286100(QOOH / 305525(8th Bn Tank Corps)
Died on 8/8/1918, age 22 – Killed in action at the Somme
Buried at Heath Cemetery, Charbonnier’s, Somme, France

Swift, Pte Daniel, MM – Regtl No 39681
Died on 6/9/1918, age 24 – Died of wounds (received at the Battle of Drocourt-Queant Line, near Arras, France) at Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France
Buried at Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France

World War Two

Ralston, Gnr Edward Haggerty – Army No 2982833   [enlisted into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders]
Died on 25/10/1945, age 26 – Died near Kiel, Germany
Buried at Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Ratley, Bdr Charles Maurice – Army No 1075134
Died on 25/10/1943, age 30 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Reynolds, Dvr Arthur Charles – Army No T/276131   [RASC att]
Died on 10/6/1944, age 21 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo
Buried at Labuan War cemetery, Malaysia (originally buried at British CofE Cemetery, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo)

Reynolds, Dvr George James – Army No T/279415   [RASC att]
Died on 4/3/1943, age 22 – Died in captivity at Kinsaiyok, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Kinsaiyok, Thailand)

Richards, Gnr Cyril – Army No 1075138
Died on 29/6/1943, age 30 – Died in captivity , of cholera at Tonchan South, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tonchan South cemetery)

Richardson, Gnr Frank – Army No 1606975
Died on 21/7/1943, age 23 – Died in captivity of cholera at Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Richardson, L/Sgt John Thomas – Army No 3598110   [enlisted into the Border Regiment]
Died on 12/2/1942, age 21 – Killed in action on Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Riley, Gnr George Archibald – Arm No 1100411
Died on 18/10/1943, age 34 – Died in captivity of ulcers at H Force hospital, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Roberts, Gnr Caradoc – Army No 1459408
Died on 28/12/1943, age 31 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Roberts, Sgt Edward – Army No 1460836
Died on 17/7/1943, age 27 – Died in captivity of cerebral malaria at Tarsoa, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tarsao #2 cemetery)

Roberts, Bdr Edwin John George – Army No 5721788   [enlisted into the Dorsetshire Regiment]
Died on 21/9/1944, age 28 – Died in captivity , onboard the Hofuku Maru when bombed by US carrier aircraft, north of the island of Corregidor, Philippines, bound for Takao, Japan
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Roberts, Gnr John Ronald – Army No 4191409   [enlisted into the Royal Welch Fusiliers]
Died on 28/8/1945, age 27 – Died in captivity of beri-beri with oedema at Taihoku #6 camp, Taiwan
Buried at Sai Wan Cemetery, Hong Kong

Roberts, Bdr Moses – Army No 4188311   [enlisted into the Royal Welch Fusiliers]
Died on 9/4/1945, age 36 – Died in captivity, killed in bombing raid in French Indo-China
Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore (originally buried at Saigon Military Cemetery)

Rosenberg, Gnr Joseph – Army No 1075156
Died on 3/12/1943, age 33 – Died in captivity of beri-beri and dysentery at Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Ross, Pte James McLeod – Army No T/91897   [LAD att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 26/11/1942, age 35 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Tonchan, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tonchan Main cemetery)

Routledge, Gnr John – Army No 1515005
Died on 12/9/1944, age 26 – Died in captivity onboard the Rakuyo Maru in the S China Sea, torpedoed by US submarine USS Sealion II, off the island of East Hainan, bound for Yokohama, Japan
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Rymill, L/Bdr John William – Army No 1458177
Died on 29/10/1943, age 24 – Died in captivity of beri-beri at Chungkai camp, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Sands, Lt Norman Herbert    [SSVF att]
Died on 16/12/1942, age 31 – Died in captivity at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

Sansbury, Gnr William Lionel Howard – Army No 1457227
Died on 9/5/1943, age 26 – Died in captivity of acute enteritis at Chungkai camp, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

Saye, Gnr Herbert Edward – Army No 1117349
Died on 17/12/1942, age 30 – Died in captivity of malaria and dysentery at Tonchan, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tonchan Main cemetery)

Scates, Gnr Frederick Reginald – Army No 1514687
Died on 15/2/1942, age 23 – Missing in action, last seen in Halifax Road, Singapore
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Selwood, Gnr Herbert Walter James – Army No 1114933
Died on 10/2/1945, age 37 – Died in captivity at Manila, Philippines
Buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong

Serginson, Sgt John George – Army No 6210829   [enlisted into the Middlesex Regiment]
Died on 15/4/1945, age 27 – Killed in action near Uelzen, Germany
Initial burial at Veerssen, Germany, then reburied at Hanover War Cemetery, Seelze, Lower Saxony, Germany on 12/6/47

Shannon, Gnr George – Army No 1120105
Died on 26/6/1944, age 33 – Died in captivity onboard the Harugiku Maru when torpedoed by HMS Truculent, southeast of Medan in the Malacca Strait, off the eastern coast of Sumatra, bound for Pakanbaroe, Sumatra Islands
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Shannon, Dvr James Henry – Army No T/279463   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 3/7/1943, age 21 – Died in captivity of cholera at Upper Kannyu, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Upper Kannyu #3 cemetery)

Shellard, Gnr Horace Peter – Army No 1107350
Died on 24/12/1942, age 32 – Died in captivity of dysentery and malaria at Tonchan Camp, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tonchan Main cemetery)

Short, Gnr Edward John – Army No 1094832
Died on 9/10/1943, age 35 – Died in captivity of avitaminosis at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

Singleton, Sgt John James – Army No 4190043   [enlisted into the Royal Welch Fusiliers]
Died on 12/9/1944, age 32 – Died in captivity onboard the Rakuyo Maru in the S China Sea, torpedoed by US submarine USS Sealion II, off the island of East Hainan, bound for Yokohama, Japan
Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Smith, Gnr Harold Charles – Army No 1107800
Died on 22/7/1945, age 41 – Died in captivity of beri-beri, malnutrition at Changi Gaol Hospital, Singapore
Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore (originally buried at Wing Loon cemetery)

Smith, Gnr Joseph – Army No 1491483
Died on 30/11/1943, age 25 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Chungkai camp, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Smith, Dvr Leslie Stewart – Army No T/88715   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 13/6/1945, age 25 – Died in captivity of beri-beri and malaria at Kuching Hospital, Sarawak, Borneo
Buried at Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia (originally buried at Lintang Camp Cemetery, Kuching, Borneo)

Smith, Dvr Ronald Mann David – Army No T/275262   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 23/1/1944, age 22 – Died in captivity of malaria at Tarsao, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tarsao #2 cemetery)

Smith, Gnr Thomas Arthur – Army No 2439210   [enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals]
Died on 30/5/1944, age 38 – Died in captivity of avitaminosis at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

Smith, Pte William Oswald – Army No T/268967   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 25/10/1943, age 31 – Died in captivity of malaria and dysentery at Tarsoa, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tarsao #2 cemetery)

Somerville, Bdr Arthur Clarence – Army No 1075194
Died on 22/2/1944, age 31 – Died in captivity of avitaminosis and dysentery at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand

Spencer, Gnr Harry – Army No 1117238
Died on 26/11/1942, age 32 – Died in captivity of malaria at Kinsaiyok, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Kinsaiyok cemetery)

Stanley, L/Sgt George Haines – Army No 1075198
Died on 8/9/1943, age 30 – Died in captivity of avitaminosis and dysentery at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Stanley, Gnr Thomas James – Army No 1454747
Died on 19/8/1943, age 33 – Died in captivity of avitaminosis and beri-beri at Chungkai, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Steadman, Gnr Frank – Army No 1514854
Died on 26/9/1943, age 24 – Died in captivity of beri-beri at Chungkai camp, Thailand
Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Chungkai North cemetery)

Stewart, Dvr Charles – Army No T/275268   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 30/12/1942, age 38 – Died in captivity , of dysentery and malnutrition at Lower Kannyu, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Lower Kannyu Main cemetery)

Stokes, Gnr Arthur George – Army No 1074580
Died on 15/8/1943, age 33 – Died in captivity of dysentery at Malay Hamlet, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Malay Hamlet cemetery)

Stone, Sgt Frederick George – Army No 827284
Died on 11/12/1944, age 29 – Died in captivity of malaria and beri-beri at Heito, Taiwan
Initially buried in Formosa, then reburied at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China on 1/7/1947

Sullivan, Gnr Gerald – Army No 1607302
Died on 15/7/1943, age 30 – Died in captivity at Tha Makhan Bridge Hospital camp, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand (originally buried at Tha Makhan Bridge Hospital cemetery)

Suter, Gnr Edwin Charles – Army No 1515106
Died on 30/10/1943, age 24 – Died in captivity at Tha Makhan camp, Thailand
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Swinglehurst, Pte John Hartley – Army No T/213608   [RASC att]   [enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps]
Died on 7/2/1942 (age not known) – Killed in action in a bombing raid at Changi, Singapore
Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore (originally buried at Changi Cemetery, Singapore)

If you are searching for others, try the the relevant pages – A – C;  D – G;  H – L;  M – Q;  R – S; or  T – Y, remembering they will be found under these separate pages using the initial of their last-name.

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