Oates Richard Scott

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Oates Richard Scott

Regiment/Catrawd: 1st Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 5221

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Ploegsteert

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 5

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died  of wounds 30th January 1915 in Flanders

The 1911 census places Richard aged 20, a rural postman,  in Chester Street Mold living with his parents and siblings. His father John David Oats was a hairdresser aged 50 (born in the Isle of Man). His wife was Ann, a Mold woman. The eldest child was Charlotte 28 yrs, Leonard was 26 (also a postman) Margaret was 17 and Dennis 16. The form tells us that Ann Oats had given birth to 11children but only 9 had survived.

Richard enlisted in Wrexham and he entered his first theatre of war on the 23rd November 1914. This was France/Flanders. He died of his wounds 2 months later

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County Herald 19th February 1915