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Thomas Armin Oppe

Male 1880 - 1917  (36 years)


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  • Name Thomas Armin Oppe 
    Born 30 Jul 1880  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Born at 157 Camberwell Grove. "Two little dear boys who will try to walk in the path of those whose names they carry. Their grand papa´s and their papa´s."

    Served in Great War (1914-1918) and gave his life. Roll of Honour, Pamber Heath Memorial Hall.
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    - He was a member of the Inn’s of Court Volunteers but left them as he went abroad
    - Joined 16th Middlesex Regiment in 11th September 1914 as a Private in the “Public Schools Battalion”
    - His application form, dated 11th September, gives the following information:
    o Gives permanent address as Pamber Heath
    o Height: 5 foot 9.5 inches
    o Weight: 142 ilbs.
    o Complexion: Dark
    o Eyes: Blue
    o Hair: Dark brown
    o Religion: Church of England (other options included Jewish)
    o Trade or calling: Literary Work
    - His officer application form, dated 10th May 1915 is seconded by
    o Major G. Roller () of Tadley, Basingstoke
    o T.E. Page (former master at Charterhouse)
    - Medical record states:
    o Hearing: Good
    o Teeth: Very fair
    o Colour vision: Good
    - His Commanding Officer (Middlesex Regiment) recommends him BUT then adds “Personally I do not think he is quite suitable for the Special Reserve. He would require some special training first”
    - Discharged from Middlesex Regiment on 9th July 1915 on receiving Temporary Commission. His address is: A Company, Middlesex Regiment, Woldingham, Surrey.
    - Commissioned into 4th Battalion Scottish Rifles as 2nd Lieutenant (attached to 1st Battalion, The Cameronians)
    - Ordered to join School of Instruction on 16th July 1915
    - Casualty Form:
    o 21/5/16: Posted to 1st Battalion
    o 24/5/16: Arrived Boulogne
    o 2/6/16: in the field
    o 19/7/16: wounded in action, taken to La Touguet (shell wound in thigh)
    o 24/7/16: discharged to base details
    o 29/7/16: joined base details
    o 18/8/16: rejoined battalion
    - Application for sick leave “feeling weakish”, states he had influenza in Nov. 1916 and in bed for 1 week. On leave from 8/12/16 to 19/12/16.
    - Field Service
    o Date of death: 20th May 1917
    o Cause of death: Killed in Action
    o Next of Kin: A.P. Oppé
    - “Report of the Affairs of Deceased Officers” says: “We have no report of this officer’s body having been recovered”.
    - Effects received from army: £70 – 15 shillings – 2 pence
    - Estate value: £1,915 – 6 shillings – 10 pence
    - Medals to Pauline Oppé  [1, 2
    Hebrew Birth 22 Ab 5640 
    Hebrew Death 28 Iya 5677 
    Residence London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Pamber Heath, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 May 1917  Battle of Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I542  Blank Family
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2010 

    Father Siegmund Oppe,   b. 19 Oct 1835, Muhlhausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1886, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Pauline Jaffe,   b. 31 Jan 1849, Altona, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1940, Pamber Heath, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1868  Parchim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jul 1880 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Pamber Heath, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 May 1917 - Battle of Somme, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Thomas Oppe Cemetery Details
    Thomas Oppe Cemetery Details
    In Memory of Thomas Armin Oppe
    In Memory of Thomas Armin Oppe

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] E-mail message, from Carlos Oppe.

    2. [S66] Pamper Heath Archives, Pamper Heath, England.

    3. [S187] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=780029.


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