Capt Cyril Joseph Oake MC

1888 May 20 Born St. Olave Bermondsey

1891 census

1901 census at Bunch of Grapes, Tooley St, London

1911 Feb 20. Married Sylvia Alice Amy Marshon-White

1911 census at 78 Delaware Mansions, Delaware Rd, Maida Vale W

1914 He was second engineer at the Bermondsey Electricity Works

1914 Oct 31. The East Yorkshire Regiment, llth Battalion (2nd Hull)— Cyril Joseph Oake to be temporary Second Lieutenant.

1916 Nov 22. Promoted Lt

1917 Jul/Sep . Married to Florence Bessie Jesty in Holborn

1917 Jun 18 Promoted Capt.

1918 Apr 2, MC Citation gazetted " T. Lt. (A./Capt.) Cyril Joseph Oake, E. Yorks. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a daylight raid. He steadied his company on the way across to the enemy’ s lines and prevented them from advancing too eagerly into our own barrage. He timed his advance so well that he entered the enemy trench just as they were mounting a machine-gun. The gun was captured and the team were killed or taken prisoners. The success of the raid and the small number of casualties were largely due to him

1918 Jun 8. Arrives New York from UK. A military officer travels on a Diplomatic Passport.

1918 Oct 24 Arrives back in UK from New York. Army Officer. 1st class

1919 Apr 4. Relinquishes his commission. Temp. Caps., and retain the rank of Capt.: — C. J. Oake, M.C.

1920 Nov 15. Joined ADRIC with service no 1045. Posted to I Coy

1921 Feb 14 to 27 Feb on Leave

1921 May 12. Posted to C Coy

1921 May 12. Struck off strength as a deserter.

1923 Sep 14. Leaves UK for Shanghai. An electrical engineer of 36 Baker St. London, going to live in China

1928 Sep 14 . Leaves UK for Shanghai. An engineer.

1930 Dec 13. Leaves UK for Calcutta. An electrical engineer living in India.

1939 Register He is at 5 Cavendish Road , Aldershot. A Power Station Electrical Engineer.

1953 Apr 7. Died & buried in Yetminster, Dorset aged 64.




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