Kerridge, Oswald Alfred


War Service:
Second Lieutenant OSWALD ALFRED KERRIDGE of 16th battalion Durham Light Infantry died of wounds on 23 July 1916, aged 25. The Captain of his regiment wrote that his death "had been a great blow as it was hoped that Oswald would soon be back with them. His abilities in map reading and his hard work and keeness were recognised by all. Had he lived he would have received the Military Cross for his gallant work."

He is buried in St Sever cemetery, Rouen in Plot A4. By the end of the war there were more than 15 military hospitals in the vicinity of Rouen and most of those who died in them were buried in St Sever cemetery.

Location of Memorial: He is remembered on the memorial at Goldsmiths College, New Cross.

He was the son of William and Mary Kerridge, of " The Laurels, " Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper additional information from Ken & Teresa Ripper photo Walsham Village History Group Quarterly Review.

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