Oyston, John

Oyston, John


Military History:


Bedfordshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:
St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


John enlisted at London on 13 November 1915.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders with the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, D Company, Regimental Number 26218, and by 19th October 1918 he had been promoted to Sergeant John survived the war and returned to Ashwell where he died on 27th August 1932.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

John is buried in the St Mary’s Church burial ground and is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                1.7.1880

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      Not known


John was born on 1st July 1880 in Ashwell Hertfordshire, the only son of Arthur and Sarah Ann (nee Waldock) Oyston.  His father died in 1893 and his mother in 1894 and John went to live with his maternal grandmother in Ashwell.

Before enlisting John was a stockman.

It is not known if John married or had children.

He died aged 42 on 27th August 1932 and is buried in the St Mary’s Church, Ashwell burial ground.




Name:John Oyston
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:27.8.1932
Enlistment Place:London
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:4th Battalion
Regimental Number:26218
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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