Fordham, Oswald

Fordham, Oswald 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                               Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment

Rank:                                      2nd Lieutenant

Regimental Number:                      

Date of Enlisting:                   9.1914

Date of death:                        29.11.1962

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Oswald enlisted in September 1914 with the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment, Light Infantry Battalion and was commissioned temporary 2nd Lieutenant.  Nothing is known of his war history but it is believed he saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders.  He was wounded at the end of 1916 and was invalided out of the army.  He survived the War and died on 29th November 1962

Oswald was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                3rd quarter 1889

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertdordshire

Residence:                   London

Marriage:                     Not known

 

Oswald was born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in September 1889, the second son of Edward Snow Fordham and Annie (nee Carr Jackson) Fordham.  He was educated at Northaw School, Hatfield and Trinity College, Cambridge.

It is not known if Oswald married or had children.

Oswald had his home in London but spent a lot of time travelling the world.

He died on 29th November 1962.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Oswald Fordham
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:London
Death Date:29.11.1962
Enlistment Place:Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rank:2nd Lieutenant
Regiment:Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment
Battalion:Light Infantry
Regimental Number: 
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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