Graves in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery, Oxford with inscriptions to people who died in the First World War

Nurse Blencowe

There are no Commonwealth War Graves in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery; but there are a number of inscriptions in remembrance of family members who died in the First World War and were buried overseas or whose bodies were never found.

Each name in the left-hand column below is linked directly to the section on their family biography page where details of their war service are given.

 

Right: The only woman remembered in St Sepulchre’s
Cemetery who died while serving in the First World War

Poppy Albert Stanley ADAMS
(1896–1916)

Private in the OBLI
Died in France, aged 19 (CWGC page)

Stepson of William BARNES and son of Mrs Emily BARNES, formerly Mrs ADAMS, née Farley

St Bernard’s Road

Row 29, Grave L61
On St Mary Magdalen Church memorial

Poppy Mabel Edith BLENCOWE
(1879–1917)

Sister in the Territorial Army Nursing Service
Died in France, aged 36 (CWGC page)

Daughter of John BLENCOWE, the baker at 20 Kingston Road, and Mrs Emma BLENCOWE, née Young

Bainton Road

Row 33, Grave K44
Ss Philip & James’s parish: not on memorial

Poppy Gerald William BROOKE
(1895–1917)

Gunner in Canadian Field Artillery
Died in France, aged 21 (CWGC page)

Son of Alfred BROOKE, Chief Clerk to the Oxford Gas Company and Mrs Agnes BROOKE, née Castle

Warnborough Road

Row 22, Grave F25
Ss Philip & James’s parish: not on memorial

Poppy Thomas G. H. CUDD
(1888–1917)

Private in the OBLI
Died in Flanders, aged 29 (CWGC page)

Remembered on the grave of Henry HESTER
and Mrs Mary Ann HESTER, née Drew

Observatory Street

Row 2, Grave A22½
On war memorial in St Barnabas’s Church

Poppy Frank Maturin DAVENPORT
(1888–1915)

Captain in the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
Died in Mesopotamia, aged 27 (CWGC page)

Son of Alfred DAVENPORT, a solicitor,
and Mrs Sophie Charlotte DAVENPORT, née Maturin

Lived at 62 St Giles’s Street
Row 37, Grave L56½
St Mary Magdalen parish: not on memorial

Poppy William John DREW
(1894–1918)

Serjeant in the London Regiment
Died in France, aged 23 (CWGC page)

Son of George DREW, a bricklayer,
and Mrs Edith (Minnie) DREW, née Wadey

Nelson Street

Row 43, Grave N60
On war memorial in St Barnabas’s Church

Poppy William John HOWKINS
(1879–1915)

Private in the OBLI
Died in France, aged 36 (CWGC page)

Sons of Thomas HOWKINS, an ink-maker, and Mrs Harriet Margaret HOWKINS, née Hearn, a tailoress

Kingston Road

Row 29, Grave H22½
On war memorial in Ss Philip & James’s Church

Poppy John Henry HOWKINS
(1887–1917)

Private in the OBLI
Died in Belgium, aged 30 (CWGC page)

Poppy Harold Reuben JOHNSON
(1889–1918)

Company Sergeant Major, London Regiment
Was awarded Military Medal
Died in France, aged 29 (CWGC page)

Son of Henry JOHNSON, who was superintendent of St Sepulchre’s Cemetery for 25 years, and Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, née Jones

Cemetery Lodge, Walton Street

Row 2, Grave B39
On war memorial in Ss Philip & James’s Church
and in St
Paul’s Church

Poppy Francis Edward KEARSEY
(1898–1918)

Private in the Border Regiment
Died in Italy, aged 19 (CWGC page)

Son of Augustine Margetts KEARSEY, a furniture dealer and Mrs Eliza KEARSEY, née Russell

Albert Street

Row 8, Grave B24
On war memorial in St Barnabas’s Church

Poppy William Alfred St John LOWE
(1891–1918)

Private in the Worcestershire Regiment
Died in Greece, aged 27 (CWGC page)

Sons of John Samuel LOWE, a commercial traveller wrongly presumed dead, and Mrs Florence Alice Louisa LOWE, née Sheppard

St John Street

Row 34, Grave L56½
On memorial in St Mary Magdalen Church

Poppy John Randolph Sherbrook LOWE (1893–1916)

Private in the OBLI
Died in France, aged 23 (CWGC page)

Poppy Alexander Lewis SYMMONS
(1888–1917)

Private in the Royal Marine Light Infantry                 
Died in Belgium, aged 29 (CWGC page)

Son of Thomas Alexander SYMMONS and
Mrs Harriet Ellen SYMMONS, née Stokes

5 St Barnabas Street

Row 22, Grave G48½
On a memorial in St Barnabas’s Church

Poppy Reginald Arthur THOMAS
(1896–1916)

Private in the London Regiment
Died in France, aged 20 (CWGC page)

Son of Frank Alfred THOMAS and
Mrs Christiana Harriett THOMAS, née Cole

St Michael’s Street

Row 47, Grave N48
On war memorial in St Mary Magdalen Church and on St Michael’s Church roll of honour

Poppy Thomas Willie WARD
(1890–1918)

Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery
Died in France, aged 28 (CWGC page)

Son of Jesse James & Annie WARD

14 Canal Street

Row 52, Grave F20
On war memorial in St Barnabas’s Church

 

Ubinger violin

Also remembering

An “enemy alien” who lived in Jericho

John Ubinger, who was a Bavarian musician, settled in Oxford in 1898 after marrying the Jericho girl Sarah Ann Hounslow. He did not get naturalized, so when the war broke out he was interned as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man. After contracting tuberculosis there, he was returned to Germany, where he died on 25 April 1917. His wife remembers him on their son’s grave

A man who died in 1923, but as a result of the war

Frederick George Montague Bellamy, who had emigrated to Canada, fought for the Canadian forces in the First World War. He was injured near the end of the war and was returned to Canada in 1919, where spent five years in hospitals there before he died. He is buried at Edmonton, Alberta, but is remembered on his parent’s grave in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery

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