Published By Ben Hillidge
OAK DRIVE off the Shrewsbury Road
4 Private 11804 A Leslie Pritchard, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In 1911 lived here, also at 20 Park Street, Kia Ora, Roft Street and at Kia Ora, 4 Oak Drive.
40 Staff Sergeant 131932 David W Ellis, Royal Engineers. After the war his widow lived here.
OAK STREET runs from Top of Willow Street to the Castle Bank and on to the town centre
13 Private 12369 Alfred Evans, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. A Large house next to a tannery run by his father. Also lived at Park Avenue
9. 15. 23 Sergeant 33741 Harry Evans, 2 Garrison Bn King’s Liverpool Regiment. Family lived on Oak Street after his marriage he lived at 23 and also lived at Castle Street.
Private. 20628 Arthur Hughes, 10 Bn Canadian Infantry. His sister lived here.
Private 34304 Thomas E Jones, 1/4 Bn Loyal North Lancashire. Also lived Porkington Terrace
OAKHURST ROAD The road from Oswestry running from the Top White Lion was simply known as the road to Selattyn, i.e. Selattyn Road, prior to the use of the name Oakhurst Road at the beginning of the 20th century
‘Oakhurst’ Second Lieutenant Gilbert R Venables, 3Bn posted to 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Ledbury. Picture of Oakhurst House – sketch by his mother. Oswestry Family History Group
13(15) Private 15559 Thomas Mills, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Manafon near Welshpool. In 1911 in Oswestry
Private 6308 Samuel Hall, 1 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Samuel’s wife lived here.
‘Stapenhill’ Private 33281 Clifford Sheldon, 13 Bn (C Coy) Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Also lived at Park Avenue
OLWEN TERRACE see Chapel Street
ORCHARD STREET includes Orchard Place built 1863 (nos 25-35) and Orchard Row (Nos 7-15)
Lance Corporal 7828 John Williams, 1 Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. Living with grandparents moved to Cheltenham. In Barrracks at Portsmouth in 1911. Obituary has a stepmother on Cambrian Place
9 Private 10141 William Davies, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. And at Southhall Buildings, Willow Street.
11 Private 32515 Charles Humphreys1/5 Bn South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Voluteers). Also at Osbourne Yard and Mount Terrace, Castle Street.
13 Private 12294 Arthur Roberts, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at Machine Yard & Osbourne Yard
18 Private 11487 George Douglas, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at 52 Beatrice Street.
19 Lance Corporal 18228 Robert M Hughes, 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. BROTHER Private 9508 David E Hughes, Rifleman 7015 John W (Walter) Hughes. Also at Hughes Yard, Llys Lane.
21 Private 11882 William Watkins, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Also lived at Llwyn Road
43 Private 28654 William Wilkinson, 1 Bn North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales). Born in Cheam his family moved around living Northumberland and Yorkshire.
25 (1901) (35 1911) Lance Corporal 12317 George E Farmer, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
35 Lance Corporal 13873 Percy W Miner, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Castle Street and Gobowen Road.
39 Private 8407 Percy J Davies, Labour Corps. Trans. From 4 Bn RWF.1911; also at Trefonen
Lance Corporal 7828 John Williams, 1 Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. HIs grandparents’ home. It is possible that Sarah Williams was his mother, not sister, She moved to live in Cheltenham taking John with her.
OSBORNE YARD see Bailey Street
OSWALD PLACE Just off Upper Brook Street above the junction with Welsh Walls
3 Private 12702 Robert Thomas, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Home of Robert’s widowed mother.
12 Private 12339, John T Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1911 also at 26 in 1901. In 1891 it was his parents’ home.
13 Private 6699 RH Cooper, 2Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Post 1911 – Also at Shrewsbury & Ellesmere
13 Lance Corporal 200505 John M Hughes, 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Here in 1901 and 1911
OSWALD ROAD Now a main route through town built in late 1860s to lead from the new Cambrian railway station. A portion of Leg Street was demolished to make way for the road. This area and over towards Coney Green once collected waste water from the town.
10 (Albion Villas) Temporary Lieutenant Harold N Lewis, 17 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Also boarded at Hill View Llynclys.
28 Private 203047 John Griffiths, 4 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born in Pontesbury. The family moved to Berriew then to Maesbury. His father was a corn miller/merchant had a business in Oswestry at 28 Oswald Road. 17 Gate Street re father’s bankruptcy in 1923.
Private 11968 Edwin Sagar, 1 Bn East Lancashire Regiment, Edwin’s brother lived on Oswald Road
Alpha Terrace, Oswald Road Now numbers 19-25 Oswald Road
Second Lieutenant BR Corley Rogers, 3 Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Also at Lloyd Street and Liverpool Road
OSWALD ROW Stands to the rear of Queen’s Head Yard reached from Beatrice Street via Madog Place is older than Oswald Road.
(3) & 7 Private 7051 Edward Lloyd, 1 Bn King’ Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Whittington. Parents lived at Orchard Street, Rope Walk and Oswald Row .
5 Lance Corporal 14885 Percy Williams, 1/6 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Family also lived at Southall Buildings and Rope Walk
6 Private 6471 William J Healey, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at 10 Chapel Street