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Oates, Joshua Laurence

Oates, Joshua Lawrence was educated at Grahamstown, South Africa and after passing the Cape Matric., entered Guy's as a Dental Student in May, 1911. He obtained the Pupils' Scholarship in Dental Mechanics in 1913, and joined the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Naval Division early in 1915. He was killed in France in 1918. (CWGC gives 1916). Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Joshua Laurence
Family detailsSon of the late Joshua and Phoebe Oates. Guardian - John Oates, The Parsonage, Dale Grove, North Finchley (1911)
Previous educationKingswood College, Grahamstown, South Africa
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1 May 1911
Dept / courseDental Pupilage, Chemistry and Physics
Military unitRoyal Navy Volunteer Reserve, 188th T.M. Bty. R.N. Div.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death13 November 1916
Age at death22
Rank at deathSub-Lieutenant
Commemoration(s)Thiepval Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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