Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Lance Serjeant 171823 Alexander OLDHAM of 2nd Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Killed in Action Thursday 21st March 1918, France , age 29
|Home address:||319 Kenilworth Ave, Kew Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Born:||1889, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Mary Ann Oldham and Samuel Thomas Oldham of 1 Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Alice Maud Oldham (née. Pooley) of 319 Kenilworth Ave, Kew Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|He enlisted in:||Toronto, Canada|
|Remembered:||Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, II. C. 15.|
|Link to Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
Brother to Serjeant 11854 Arthur Oldham.
After enlisting he sailed with his Unit from Halifax, Nova Scotia for Liverpool on the S.S. Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, on the 28th April 1916. At the time he was recovering from a hernia operation which had taken place on the 5th April. Not long after arriving in Britain he was admitted to Moore Hospital, Shorncliffe. Before being transferred to Canadian Division Convalescent Hospital, Epsom. Before finally being well enough to re-joining his regiment.
In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet his name is written as Alec. Oldham.