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Rupert Frederic Courtney Oxley-Boyle

Rupert Frederic Courtney Oxley-Boyle

Male 1896 - 1981  (84 years)


  • Name Rupert Frederic Courtney Oxley-Boyle  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • surname Oxley in 1901 & 1911 census; Oxley-Boyle in birth reg & elsewhere
    • 2nd name variously Frederic or Frederick
    Birth 04 Aug 1896  Peckham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Residence Mar 1901  12 Norfolk Rd, Maidenhead Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • with parents Rupert Oxley, 50; Mary, 36; siblings Edith Hope, 8; Eric, 2.
    Residence Apr 1911  22 Durham Rd, Ealing Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation 1915 - 1947  Army Officer  [4, 6
    • Rupert Frederick Courtney Oxley-Boyle was born on 4th August 1896 and was commissioned in 8th (Service) Bn The York and Lancaster Regiment in May 1915 and transferred to The Machine Gun Corps in 1916. He served in France and Belgium from 1916 to 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in 1916 and was wounded. In 1918 he was granted a Regular Army Commission in The Queen's Royal Regiment with seniority in 1916. He served in Russia in 1919 and in the campaigns in Waziristan between 1919 and 1924. From 1926 to 1930 he was adjutant of 24th London Regiment and from 1934 to 1937 adjutant of the 1st Battalion. In 1940 he served with the 2nd Battalion in the Middle East and commanded that Battalion from June 1941 to February 1942 when he was appointed Commandant of the Middle East OCTU. He was awarded the DSO for his fine leadership of the Battalion. In 1943 and 1944 he was Assistant, to the Commander of 185th Infantry Brigade and from 1944 to 1946 was with the Military Government in Germany and retired from the Army on 8th September 1947. He died on 16th April 1981. [Website of The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment]
    Rupert Frederick Courtney Oxley-Boyle (1896-1981)
    Rupert Frederick Courtney Oxley-Boyle (1896-1981)
    Decoration 1916  MC  [4
    Marriage 16 Dec 1920  Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Violet Grace O'Malley,   b. 28 Sep 1901, Darjeeling, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1952, Women's Hospital, Redruth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1936  India Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • Passengers on P&O "Ranchi" arr London 17 Jan 1936: 2nd clas, emb Gibraltar, UK address Riverside, Staines: Oxley-Boyle: Rupert (crossed out), 39, Army Officer; Violet, 34; both perm res India; Desmond, 12; Brian, 11; Terence, 9; all perm res England.
    Residence bef 1936  Riverside, Staines Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • Passengers on P&O "Strathmore" dep London 15 Feb 1936: tourist class, dest Gibraltar, UK address Riverside, Staines: Oxley-Boyle, Rupert, 39, soldier, resid India; Violet, 34; resid England.
    Decoration 1942  DSO  [4
    Marriage abt Aug 1956  Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location ; Elizabeth A L Courtney  [9
    Residence 1960  Basement Flat, 3 Wilton Terrace, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence 1981  South View, Frithelstock Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Death 16 Apr 1981  Exeter Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5, 11
    Probate 22 Jun 1981  Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location ; 13,986  [11
    • Boyle, Rupert Frederick Courtney Oxley- of South Vw Frithelstock Torrington Devon died 29 March 1981 Probate Bristol 22 June 13986. [NPC]
    Person ID I5771  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 06 Mar 2015 

    Family Violet Grace O'Malley,   b. 28 Sep 1901, Darjeeling, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1952, Women's Hospital, Redruth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Marriage 16 Dec 1920  Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • Married at Calcutta 16 Dec 1920: Rupert Frederick Courtney Oxley-Boyle, 24, son of Frederick Hardy Oxley-Boyle, and Violet Grace O'Malley, 19, daughter of Lewis Sydney Stewart O'Malley. [Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal]
    Notes 
    • elder sons: Desmond b abt 1923; Brian b abt 1924. [12]
    Children 
    +1. Terence Aubrey Courtney Oxley-Boyle,   b. 28 May 1926, Staines Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1956, 44 Hurlingham Road, Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 05 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F2087  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 04 Aug 1896 - Peckham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 12 Norfolk Rd, Maidenhead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 22 Durham Rd, Ealing Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 16 Dec 1920 - Calcutta, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 16 Dec 1920 - Calcutta, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - bef 1936 - Riverside, Staines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Elizabeth A L Courtney - abt Aug 1956 - Plymouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960 - Basement Flat, 3 Wilton Terrace, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1981 - South View, Frithelstock Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 16 Apr 1981 - Exeter Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 13,986 - 22 Jun 1981 - Bristol Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Camberwell, 3Q1896.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 4 b Peckham

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 14 b Peckham

    4. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment.
      Website accessed 04 Mar 2015

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Exeter, 1Q1981.
      age 84

    6. [S12] Passenger Lists, Ranchi, 17 Jan 1936.

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, Presidency of Bengal, 16 Dec 1920.
      Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal, FHL film 527923

    8. [S12] Passenger Lists, Strathmore, 15 Feb 1936.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Plymouth, 3Q1956.

    10. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    12. [S12] Passenger Lists, Narkunda, 13 Dec 1935.