Oldham Chronicle WW2 Index of Service Personnel 1939-45 (Download)Code:
[6Mb File] This document includes over 3,600 references to service personnel associated with Oldham and District whose names are mentioned in the Oldham (Weekly) Chronicle, in connection with WW2, from the start of hostilities in September 1939 until the end of December 1945. Entries from the Births, Marriages and Deaths columns are not included. Though the database refers overwhelmingly to servicemen, some women and civilians who were directly affected by the war, e.g. fire watchers, conscientious objectors and a victim of a U-boat attack, are also included. The data has been extracted from filmed copies of the Oldham Chronicle held at Oldham Local Studies & Archives. Each newspaper reference is accompanied by the number of the relevant film. There might be more than one entry for any given reference.