A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between

Wilfred Southey Deare OLDMAN

Ancestral surnames: 

  • Oldman, Furley, Cross, Deare, Edwards, Upfill, Smith (by marriage: Moises)
  • see his family tree drawing via www.groupphoto.co.uk/extra Row 2



  • Bedford School


Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



  • buried on the battlefield at 36c.G17b.3.7. After the war his grave became part of Bois-Carré Military Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas-de-Calais, France (at 44a.G17b.8.2), and is numbered A.31. Gravestone: “Captain W.S.D Oldman, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 25th September 1915, Age 36” - no personal inscription. CWGC
  • Bedford School, one in chapel (one of 453 names), one in War Memorial Hall (one of 442 names) (there is also a roll of honour book with brief obituaries and photographs in a glass case in the War Memorial Hall)


Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 121-123


Appears in Charles Bartlett's letters: see I Shall Not Be Away Long book


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