Walter Herbert OLDHAM

Regimental number8091
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressChurch Street, Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J W Oldham, Church Street, Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service4th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialFouquescourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row AA, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph William and Jane OLDHAM, Douglas Street, Stockton, New South Wales. Native of Lambton, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He brought in a wounded man under heavy fire from "No Man's Land" and afterwards continued tending the wounded without rest for some 20 hours under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal