James Oldham (c.1884-1915)
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:
- OLDHAM, JAMES. Private. No 3/2094. 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Lived Mary's Rest, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs John Crowther and Sons (Union Mills), Milnsbridge. Married, with two children. Was an old Volunteer and enlisted 1.9.1914. Embarked for France on 18.11.1914. Took part in the fighting around Ypres and Hill 60, where he was wounded in the stomach on 5.5.1915. Died of wounds at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on 7.5.1915, aged 30 years. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 163.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private OLDHAM
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Friday, May 7, 1915
- record ID: 200958
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #200958)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3325928)