Alfred Edward Oldfield (1893-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- OLDFIELD, ALFRED EDWARD. Private. No M2/078203. 605th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born 21.7.1893. Son of Mr and Mrs Oldfield, 65 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Reported missing from the Italian Transport ship 'Citta di Palermo', which was sunk by a mine in the Adriatic Sea, ten miles from Brindisi, on 8.1.1916, with the loss of 57 British soldiers. Has no known grave. Commemorated HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ALFRED EDWARD OLDFIELD
- regiment: Army Service Corps
- died: Saturday, January 8, 1916
- record ID: 2894967
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #2894967)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3325132)