Second Lieutenant Oliver Chetwode Stokes

Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers
Date published: 04/05/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 04/03/1917
Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot: II. G. 7.
Information: Second Lieutenant Oliver Chetwode Stokes, Royal Munster Fusiliers, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stokes, of 44 Waterloo Road, Bedford, and grandson of the late Major-General O. R. Stokes, R.A., of Lassinagh, Tralee, and, on his mother's side, of the late Crewe Townsend, Esq., of Firmount, Co. Cork. He was educated at Hydneye House School, Willingdon, Eastbourne, and Bedford School, from which he passed into Sandhurst in 1915. In April, 1916, he received his commission in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and went to the front in the following September. He was wounded a few days later, and on recovery rejoined his battalion. He was killed on the night of March 4th.