THE GREAT WAR
Date of Death:
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Son of William and Emma J. Odam, of 49, Raleigh St., Nottingham, England. Siblings William, Albert Edward and Alice. 1901 census: parents and William (8) and Harry (5, born abt 1896) living at 7 Sandringham Terrace, Nottm. 1911 census: 44 Bangor Street, Alfred Street, Nottm; parents with William, Harry, Albert Edward (9) and Alice Mary (5). Harry departed London for Melbourne, Australia, on board SS Geelong (P&O) on 28 August 1913. The passenger list gives his age as 18 and trade as 'lace worker'. His brother, William, also served in the war.
Attended All Saints (Raleigh Street) Day and Sunday Schools and was a member of the 10th Nottingham (All Saints) Boys Brigade. He was a threader in the lace trade (1911 census).
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 18 Nov 1916: ODAM killed in action October 24th 1916, Private Harry Odam, Australian Imperial Force, age 21, son of Mr and Mrs Odam, brother of Eddie and Alice, also Will (France), 49 Raleigh Street
Nottingham - All Saints Church War Memorial as H Odam
St Ann's Well Road Congregational Church War Memorial as H Odam
St Ann's District Virtual Memorial War Memorial as Harry Odam
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour