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MLFHS, Oldham & District Branch Meeting and talk

14 August 2021

Saturday 14 August 2021
2pm start (login from 1:45pm)

Online on zoom


'Passchendaele .. 1917... and some of the local men who lost their lives' A free, illustrated talk, on zoom, given by Sheila Goodyear The Battle of 3rd Ypres, Passchendaele, continued from 31st July to mid November. In that time there were 8 distinct Battles in which many hundreds of local men lost their lives. Sheila Goodyear has a personal link though her great uncle, Edward Garside Whitehead. Edward enlisted in the Grenadier Guards and was killed in action, as a machine gunner, age 21. His body was never recovered and he is remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres. In this talk we remember, particularly, those in the Oldham Battalions of the Manchester Regiment, the 10th and the 24th, who died in those Battles and, also, some of the local men who died whilst serving with other Regiments.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Sheila Goodyear
01706 847772

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