• William Albert Stanley Oldfield

Army / Flying Corps
  • 15th Australian Field Ambulance
    Unknown
  • Corporal

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Victoria Barracks, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

Stories and comments
    • William Albert Stanley Oldfield
    • Posted by LeeDavy1, Friday, 23 September 2016

    See AWM publication, Ancestry Stories of multicultural Anzacs. Born in Sydney in 1894 to English parents. William was a keen cricketer, played with the Newtown Methodist church in CCU, and played in the AIF 1919 tour in England, after having seen service on the Western Front. He played for Australia in the ashes series 1920-21, and went on to more tests as wicket keeper. He opened a sports store on Pitt St in Sydney, married Ruth hunter in 1929, had 2 daughters. He served in WW2 as a Major, in Bougainville in 1945. Awarded MBE in 1970. Served in St Martin's Anglican Church in Killara. See NAA records: WW2 service B883, NX 429, BC4877035. Patent Application Designs: A1337, No.5426, Cricketers Leg guards BC9619353. A1337 No. 5427, Wicket keeping gloves, BC9619354.