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Alexander OLDHAM

Lance Serjeant 171823 Alexander OLDHAM of 2nd Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Killed in Action Thursday 21st March 1918, France , age 29

Of: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
Occupation:Carpenter
He enlisted in:Toronto, Canada
Remembered on:Grave/Panel II. C. 15. of the memorial in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:

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.