Ramsey Soldiers - O.

The First World War.

 Notes on soldier.

Onyett - G.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 - Onyett, G., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

The Second World War.

 Notes on soldier.

OLDHAM, Donald Curzon (Bill)

OLDHAM, Donald Curzon (Bill) 2nd Lieutenant 162078, 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade.

He was the only child of the Rev. Gordon Miles Staveley OLDHAM O.B.E, M.A. and Mrs. Hilda Georgina Susan OLDHAM of The Vicarage, Ramsey, died of wounds received while on active service in the Middle East on Wednesday, 9th September 1942, aged 21 years, and was buried in the Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.  Born in April 1921, he was educated at Highfield School, Liphook, Shrewsbury School, and finally for one year at Hertford College, Oxford.  In July 1940 he enlisted as a private in the Essex Regt. and one month later became a sergeant, in the autumn of the same year he was posted to an O.C.T.U.and in December  was granted a commission in the Rifle Brigade.  After a period of training, Lt. OLDHAM volunteered for foreign service and in March 1941 sailed for the Middle East, and following active service in Libya, was made a Temporary Instructor at the Base School of Instruction, ultimately being offered an Instructorship at that School, with the rank of captain.  However, he preferred to go back to the Rifle Brigade as a 2nd Lieutenant. He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial

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