E. F. Oehring
Service no. 71553
Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 142nd Coy.
Enlisted at Camberwell; lived in Brixton
Killed in action at age 21 on 11 January 1918
CWGC: “Son of Frederick Ambrose and Alice Hannah Oehring, of 85, Ferndale Rd., Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France
Information from the censuses
In 1911 14-year-old Ernest Frederick Oehring was working an engraver’s errand boy. He lived at 85 Ferndale Road, Clapham, where his family had 7 rooms. His father, Frederick Oehring, 44, was a bookbinder’s finisher, born in Lambeth. Alice Oehring, Ernest’s mother, 38, was also from Lambeth. The couple had two children, Ernest, who was born in Walworth, and Winifred Oehring, 10, born in Lambeth.
In 1901 the Oehring family lived at 29 Knowle Road.
Frederick A. Oehring’s father was also called Frederick A. Oehring. Frederick senior was a tailor born in Leipzig, Saxony and was described in the 1891 census as a “naturalised British subject”. He was 63. His wife, Caroline Oehring, was 54 and born in Lambeth. The family lived at 4 Pownall Terrace, off Kennington Road.