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1066
1066
1639
1639
1649
1649
1795
1795

The Green Man Inn- now The White Hart Inn

First records  of an Inn at the site of The White Hart Inn appear in 1795 and we can infer the Inn was operating for at least 19 years prior to that date.  The White Hart was formerly The Green Man Inn and The Mompesson Arms. Click here for the full story.

The White Hart Inn formerly The Green Man Inn and The Mompesson Arms

1858
1858

Consecration of the new Church at Oare [September 1858]

The Church is built on the west side of the road leading from Pewsey to Marlborough, in a piece of meadow, given by Edward Goodman, esq., and enclosed with a substantial brick wall, for a burial ground. It is a pretty specimen of Norman Architecture, carefully executed in brick of various colours. Click here for the full transcript.

1893
1893

The Auction of Oare House 1893 with other Lots and Map

In July of 1893 an Auction took place in Marlborough which included lots for sale in Oare.  Advertised as the Sale of Oare House and West Wick Estates it incorporated Hatfield Farm and other properties sold as lots.

Here you will find the transcript of the Sale lots and the maps used at the time.  Oare has not changed overmuch.

 

Shown here with the kind permission of the Wiltshire and Swindon Family History Centre.

1893

Sale of Lots in Oare in 1893

During July of 1893 a number of lots in and around the Village of Oare were for sale at auction.  Unfortunately a number of these including Oare House itself did not sell on the day.  Some lots changed hands later that year.

Click here for a transcript of the remaining documents in this selection [1225-125 Oare House 1893] available and shared here with kind permission of the Wiltshire ans Swindon Family History Centre.

1914
1914
1914

Albert Hiscock WW1

Albert was the youngest son of Joseph Hiscock Agricultural Labourer and his wife Caroline nee Fishlock, Joseph was her second husband.  Albert was registered at birth has Albert Edward Hiscock in the Dec Qtr of 1890, with his birthplace given has Wilcot, Oare or Pewsey depending on which census you consult, he was baptized on the 23rd December 1894 at Wilcot.

In 1909 at the age of 18 he joined the Grenadier Guards Service No 14364 and in 1911 he was in the 3rd Battalion billeted at Wellington Barracks, London. At the outbreak of war he was attached to the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

Albert was killed in action less than a month after arriving in Belgium on or since the engagement of the 29th October 1914, he is one of the missing and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.  Bay 9 Stone F.

For his full story click here.

 

1915
1915

Oare Survey Post 1915 (WW1)

This survey identifies properties and who owned then or were tenants just after 1915. It represents a snapshot in time in the village of Oare.  Click here to view.

This is a transcript of a document in the National Archive completed 2019.

1915

John Razey WW1

Henry John Razey was the son of Jacob Razey and Caroline nee Fishlock, his birth was registered in the September Quarter of 1879 and he was baptized on the 3rd August 1879 at Wilcot.  By the time of the 1891 census his father had died and his mother was re-married to Joseph Hiscock and he was living with them and his half brothers and sisters, the youngest Albert would also die during the Great War. Click here for the full story.

1916
1916

Reginald Joseph Comley WW1

Reginald Joseph Comley the son of Joshua Comley a Police Constable and Emma nee Gray was born in 1890 in Oare, the youngest of seven children he was baptized on the 5th October 1890 at Wilcot church.

There are no service records but he was posted to the Princess Charlotte of Wales Royal Berkshire Regiment 6th Battalion Service No12758.

The battalion embarked for France on the 25 July 1915, during his enlistment he achieved the rank of Lance Sergeant.

On the first day of the Battle of the Somme the 1st July 1916 advancing under the falling debris of Casino Point Mine.  This is where Reginald lost his life, killed in action at the age of 26 he is buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.  Grave V111 K 4.

For the full story including war diaries click here

1916

Edward Gale WW1

Edward was actually registered and christened Edwin John the son of Frank or Francis Gale and his wife Martha Ann nee Barker.  Frank was the son of James and Ann Gale nee Matthews, and had lived in Oare until the late 1870s when he moved to London.  Edwin was born in 1883 in Marylebone but his mother died in 1884 and his father remarried Emily Elizabeth Waymark in 1888, on the 1891 census he was living with his father and stepmother in London.  On the 1901 census he was staying in Oare with his Grandmother Ann and his occupation at the age of 17 was Baker.

For the full story click here

1917
1917

Hermione Angela Rogers VAD WW1

Hermione was the eldest daughter of Francis Edward Newman Rogers and Louisa Annie Rogers nee Jennings born in 1896 at Clifton, Bristol.  The family moved to Rainscombe Park, Oare in approx. 1900.

On the 14th October 1914 she joined the Red Cross as a volunteer V.A.D. in the 14 V.A.D Wilts.  The detachments were at first intended for home service only, and they received no payment or salary so had to be in a position to give their services for free.

On the 6th September 1916 at the age of 21 still with the Red Cross she became a nurse at Sutton Veny Military Hospital, Warminster a hutted hospital built in 1916 with approximately 1200 beds and she remained there until transferring to Egypt on the 18th December 1917.

She embarked on the troopship H.M.T. Osmanieh.   On December 31st 1917 with troops and medical personnel on board it was sunk by a mine from the German Submarine UC34 (Horst Obermuller) at the entrance to the harbour at Alexandria.

The papers reported that Transport ship Aragon was torpedoed and sunk on December 30th and one of His Majesty’s destroyers whilst picking up survivors from Aragon was also torpedoed and sunk, the Osmanieh struck the mine and sank in approximately the same locality on 31st December 1917.

For the full story and more information about the VAD click here.

1918
1918
1918

Ernest Fishlock WW1

Ernest was born Albert Ernest Fishlock on the 6th December 1894 in Cardiff, Wales the eldest son of John and Louisa Fishlock nee Bailey.  His father was a coal carrier born in Oare, and had married Louisa in 1893.

He joined the regiment at Devizes on the 4th September 1914 and they remained in England until they were sent to France in July 1915 and stayed there until June 1917.

On the 29th November 1917 he became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Hampshire Regiment, and eventually he was posted to Salonika

From the 1st to the 30th Sept 1918 the final offensive took place in Salonika.   Ernest was shot in the head on the 1st of Sept and was taken to the 40th Casualty Clearing Station at Gumendje, because his brother was also serving in France it was his aunt Mrs. Charles Euston who lived at the Post Office in Oare who was notified by telegram of his injury.

Ernest was buried at Point 10 Military Cemetery in the Balkan.

Click here for his full story.

1918

Norman Waite WW1

Norman was born in London at the end of 1899 to Charles Waite and Rosetta Waite nee Parrent.  His father Charles the son of James and Hannah Waite nee King was born in Oare and Charles returned to the village with his children when he retired from the Police force around 1908.

According to available records Norman enlisted in Marlborough and became a Rifleman in the Royal Irish Rifles No 50001 but he was later transferred to the 1/8th London Regiment. His records do not state when he embarked abroad.

On the morning of the 31st inst, D Company was formed up quite 200 yards in rear of the rear edge of the barrage. Although the attack was deemed successful 5 Officers and 71 other Ranks were wounded, it is highly probable that Norman received his fatal injuries from his own side during the barrage or during one of the attacks the previous week.

He was evacuated to the 20th Casualty Clearing Station which at that time was based at Heilly, unfortunately no records from this Station still exist so we do not know what his injuries were or how long he was there but had he had any chance of survival he would have been moved to a permanent hospital.  He died from his wounds on the 3rd September 1918.  For the full story behind this sad tale click here.

1939
1939
1953
1953

1953 Oare Coronation Photo

Someone has already tried to add the names to this image. Can you fill in the blanks?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Willie Holmes, 2. xxxx 3. xxxx 4. Robin Harriman, 5. Josie Goddard (Rudman), 6. Marilyn Parsons, 7. xxxx, 8. xxx, 9. Maureen Blackman, 10. Anthea Drewitt, 11. Rosemay Lee, 12. xxxx 13. Marilyn Eddles, 14. Pamela Cooper, 15. Brenda Blackman, 16. xxx, 17. Gordan Flippance, 18. Jacko (Peter) Giddings, 19.xxxx, 20. Holmes Richard or Robert?, 21. Manfred Manning, 22. Richard Pearce – Wendy Ferris may be one the those here.

Richard and Conrad Pearce also came up with a list in Jan 2018. Click here to view.

1962
1962

Wayfarer Visits Oare – June 8th 1962

Here you will find a copy of an article written in June 1962.  It was uncovered by Mr Robin Harriman in 2020 and scanned for you to read here.  It is 3 pages but pages 2 ad 3 read like a broadsheet, columns start on page 2 and continue on Page 3.  It is a fascinating snapshot of the village at the time but also records some historical items such as the plaque behind the Old Ox Yard, which is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving properties, which reads: A.D 984, This is the Oxpath from MAIZLEY to HAZELWELL, A.D. 1987.

Our thanks to Robin for sharing this gem and also for sparing the time to recount his memories and share some old photos with his project. Look out for his memories recorded on this site.

Click here to open the article to read or print.