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Greenfield, Lancashire
Alfred was born in 1880 in Greenfield, Lancashire and was the son of Alfred a blacksmith and Fanny Oddy (née Ellis ) who lived at 17 Fred's Place, Sticker Lane, Bradford. Alfred and Fanny had 6 children, Sam, Charles, Alfred Edward, Clara H, Elizabeth Eller and Mary Hannah. In 1900 Alfred married his wife Annie Frisby who came from Nottingham , they married in Nottingham in 1910. By the 1911 census Alfred is 31 years of age and a book keeper at a clothing and outfitters, he is living at 42 Fryston Place, Bradford, with his wife Annie 27 years and their 10 month old daughter Mary.
Book keeper
29 Sep 1918
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Second Lieutenant
8th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Alfred enlisted into the 8th battalion , Leeds Rifles, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment . He first entered a theatre of war in Egypt on 6th December 1915 and at this time was living at 798 Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Nottingham (medal index card ) He received his commission on 25th June 1918 and was killed in action on 29th September 1918 and is buried in Rulaulcourt Military cemetery, Pas De Calais France, grave reference K 44
In memoriam published 27th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ODDY. – In loving memory of Lieut. Alf. E. Oddly, West Yorks. Regt., killed in action Sept. 27th, 1918, the beloved husband of Annie Oddy, and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Frisby, 798 Woodborough-road, Nottm.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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