Jim Oldroyd, son of George & Clara Oldroyd, was born 19 December 1895 at Mirfield, Nr Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
He was Baptised 12 April 1896 at St John the Evangelist, Parish of Upper Hopton, Mirfield. Father's occupation: Railway worker.
Jim Oldroyd's occupation was Miner. His religion was C of E.
He was 5'7" tall, in good physical shape and weighed 154 lbs.
4485 Pte Jim Oldroyd joined the 5th Battalion West Riding Regiment, Territorial Force on 22 August 1915, aged 19 yrs 9 months.
Discharged on 20 May 1916, after total service of 273 days.
Reason for discharge was Enlistment in Machine Gun Corps.
42010 Pte Jim Oldroyd enlisted in the Machine Gun Corps on 21 May 1916, aged 20 yrs 150 days.
He embarked from Folkstone on 23 July 1916, arriving Boulogne 24 July 1916 and going directly to Camiers, Base Depot of the Machine Gun Corps.
He joined 7 Company in the Field on 4 August.
The OC of 7 Coy posted him Missing on 25 August 1916.
On 28 Feb 1917 he was officially declared Killed in Action (Buried). Date of Casualty: 24 August 1916.
On 15 March 1922 George Oldroyd took receipt of his son's medals - the British War medal and the Victory medal.