- Surnames starting with the letter O. 

William Leonard Oldnall

Rank:Flight Sergeant (Pilot)Number:748675
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:065 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Air Force V.R.
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford (St. Matthew's) Churchyard
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
A Teacher at the Manor Hall Mission.    Employed by the English Textilose
Co, Trafford Park.

The 01/06/1940 edition of the Stretford News reports that he is training
for his wings.

Killed in a flying accident.   Buried 20/12/1941 - Burial No. 2,157.

His brother Martin Harry Oldnall also died on active service.

This is a Special Memorial as the Churchyard was altered and some graves
removed when Chester Rd was widened.   Many gravestones were either removed
or re-positioned.   His headstone is now no longer directly over his grave,
being positioned against the Church wall.

Eleven of their uncles served in the 1st W.W. - one of them - George Head
winning the DCM.

Memorials found on:
Stretford Grammar School
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