Private William Henry Oyitch - Lincolns regiment

Private Oyitch was killed in action in July 1918. He has no known grave and  is named on the Arras Memorial to the Missing  in France. He is remembered on a family headstone  in the cemetery.  He was an apprentice at Marshalls and was 18 years old when he died.

Private W H  Oyitch headstone before restoration
Private W H Oyitch headstone after restoration
Ceremony for Private Oyitch
Private W Oyitch image

In this photograph are members of the Gainsborough Branch of the British Legion, Lesley Rollings - Mayor of Gainsborough, the Rev. Kevin Dyke of St. Paul’s Church, Morton, Captain Phil Naylor - Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (Last Post bugler), Janice and Tony Baldock representing Morton Scouts, Julie Brighton and her sons (relatives of Private Brighton), representatives of the Gainsborough Heritage Association and Susan Edlington, Chairwoman of the Gainsborough Heritage Association and a Friends committee member.

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The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

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