Oatley, Percy: Service no. 54132

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Sergeant Percy Oatley. Source: CVWM
Sergeant Percy Oatley. Source: CVWM
"Killed in Action" In the early morning of August 15, 1918 he was sleeping in his "funk hole" in the old German Line just southwest of Fouquescourt when an enemy shell exploded near him and shrapnel from it penetrated his head and lungs, killing him instantly.
“Killed in Action” In the early morning of August 15, 1918 he was sleeping in his “funk hole” in the old German Line just southwest of Fouquescourt when an enemy shell exploded near him and shrapnel from it penetrated his head and lungs, killing him instantly.
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