Remembered with honour Haifa War Cemetery: Row A, Grave 48.
He was formerly Sergeant 2259 16th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles), and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to the Royal Engineers 29 April 1915. He was gazetted 2 September 1915 to temporary Lieutenant; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Oswald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 October 1918.
Son of Samuel Bennet Burt and Edith Ann (nee LEWINGTON) THRESHER; husband of Grace Elizabeth (nee HYATT) THRESHER of Battersea, London.
His parents married 1880 in the South Stoneham, Hants, district. Edith died 26 September 1923 in Streatham, Surrey, aged 65; Samuel died 2 May 1942 in Maidenhead, Berks, aged 84.
Oswald was born 1882 in Stoke Newington, London, and married 2 September 1909 at St Andrew’s, Stoke Newington; they had two children.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 9 he lived in East Ham, Essex, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a manager of wine and spirit department of a brewery aged 29, he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his wife and no children.
Date of death02/10/1918
Age at death36
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)