Oscar McGregor OLDHAM

OLDHAM, Oscar McGregor

Service Number: 3614
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Pyengana, Tasmania, Australia, 16 January 1894
Home Town: Pyengana, Break O'Day, Tasmania
Schooling: Pyengana State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Gun shot wounds to chest, France, 2 June 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot 2, Row E, Grave 27, Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Scottsdale Portland Municipality Including Portion of Lilydale Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3614, 12th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3614, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3614, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
2 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 3614, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 37th Battery, 10th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3614 awm_unit: 37th Australian Field Artillery Battery awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1918-06-02

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Oscar McGregor OLDHAM was born in Pyengana, Tasmania on 16th January, 1894

His parents were Edwin Thomas OLDHAM & Emily Irving Mac CAMPBELL

He enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 3rd August , 1915 and embarked from Melbourne on 10th November, 1915 on the HMAT Ascanius

Oscar died at the 5th casualty clearing station in France on 2nd June, 1918 due to gunshot wounds to his chest

He is buried in the Crouy British Cemetery and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal


His brother William Charles OLDHAM (SN652) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919


Examiner (Launceston) Tasmania 2nd June, 1921

On Active Service 

OLDHAM - In loving memory of our dear brother, Gunner Oscar McGregor Oldham, 37th Battery who died of wounds received in France, 2nd June, 1918

"Sadly today we are thinking of you we loved so well

Who left this world forever, and never said farewell"