OLDHAM, William Benjamin

OLDHAM, William Benjamin. Monkstown, Dublin 16.4.1845 — Christchurch near Bournemouth 14.10.1916. British (Irish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas Wilson Oldham (d. 1854) and Mary Anne Bradley. “Educated at Kingstown School and Trinity College, Dublin. Went to Bengal in the Civil Service, 1865, was employed in Famine service in Orissa, Bihar, Madras and Bengal, and on frontier service in the Lushai Hills, 1892. C.I.E. Member of Board of Revenue, 1900. Commanded Calcutta Vol. Rifles.” Married 1879 Maud Julia Stransham (1853–1929), four sons and one daughter.

Publications: Some Ethnical and Historical Aspects of Burdwan District. 33 p. 1894.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; family details in wikitree.com, exact death in geni.com.

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