Private Joseph Thomas Odam
Private Joseph Thomas Odam

Army Number : 22230

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and lived at 74 Thoresby Road Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Son of Joseph and Florence Odam, of 250, Commercial Road, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. He was a coal miner at Langwith Colliery prior to enlisting at Mansfield, January 1915. He went to France 22nd June 1915 and was killed in action, 9th August 1915, aged 18, during the attack at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium.

Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 15th October 1915

Buried/Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Private Joseph Thomas Odam is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Titchfield Field Park War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
Yeoman Memorial Park War Memorial, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.