Lives Lived and Lives Lost - Portsmouth and the Great War

Sadly there are many young men who died in World War 1 for whom few details have survived. One of those is Frederick Oakshott. His name appears on the 1911 Census, when he was with the 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, stationed at Longmoor Camp. In the 1891 and 1901 censuses there was only one person named Frederick Oakshott of the age quoted in the CWGC records and he was living in Bletchingly with his family; his father Walter was born in Portsmouth.
Frederick Oakshott was with the Hampshire Regiment when they landed at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 and was killed just three days later.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list Lance Corporal Frederick Oakshott (8107), 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, died 28/04/1915, aged 25. He has no known grave. Remembered on Helles Memorial, (Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328). Brother of Charles Oakshott, of 229, Queen's Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth.
Frederick Oakshott is remembered on the All Saints Church WW1 memorial and on the Cenotaph. He is not listed in the 'National Roll of the Great War'.
Tim Backhouse
January 2014