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Son of William and Emma J. Odam, of 49, Raleigh St., Nottingham, England. Siblings William, Albert Edward and Alice. 1901 census: parents and William (8) and Harry (5, born abt 1896) living at 7 Sandringham Terrace, Nottm. 1911 census: 44 Bangor Street, Alfred Street, Nottm; parents with William, Harry, Albert Edward (9) and Alice Mary (5). Harry departed London for Melbourne, Australia, onboard SS Geelong (P&O) on 28 August 1913. The passenger list gives his age as 18 and trade as 'lace worker'. His brother, William, also served in the war.
Attended All Saints (Raleigh Street) Day and Sunday Schools and was a member of the 10th Nottingham (All Saints) Boys Brigade. He was a threader in the lace trade (1911 census).
24 Oct 1916
1453851 - CWGC Website
Australian Pioneers (AIF)
Private Harry Odam enlisted at Melbourne on 25th June 1915 and landed at Suez on 7th December 1915. Taken on the strength of 5th Pioneer Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, on 3rd March 1916, he embarked at Alexandria for Marsailles on 19th June 1916, arriving on 25th June 1916. His name is Commemorated on the Villlers-Bretonneux Memorial.
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 18 Nov 1916: ODAM killed in action October 24th 1916, Private Harry Odam, Australian Imperial Force, age 21, son of Mr and Mrs Odam, brother of Eddie and Alice, also Will (France), 49 Raleigh Street
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