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Oakes, Cecil Henning (2762)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 20 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2762            view online service record

39 Camden Street
Balaclava, VIC

Next of Kin:
John Oakes (father)
39 Camden Street
Balaclava, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 27 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 26 April 1918
Place: France

Private, 57 Infantry, killed in action 26 April, 1918, France, aged 27, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.

Parents: John and Mrs Agnes OAKES, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 24-year-old wharf waterman with the MMBW from 39 Camden Street, Balaclava, his father shown as next of kin and later at 10 Hawsleigh Avenue, Balaclava. A somewhat confusing Death Notice mentions him as an only son, but then notes a brother Frederick. No known grave. Also listed on the St Kilda Roll.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 14, 2017 4.44 pm 0Likes

    OAKES – Officially reported killed in action in France, 26th April, 1918, Signaller Cecil H. Oakes, the dearly loved only son of John and Agnes Oakes, 39? Camden street, Balaclava, the loved brother of Fredk. (Fred) Oakes, aged 26 years. Late of Metropolitan Board of Works.

    (Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother

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