These names originally appeared in The Oldham Battalion of Comrades - Book of Honour in 1920. The first part of the book contains platoon lists and photographs and the second part includes rolls of honour which companies and institutions compiled.
The rolls of honour list men who had enlisted in His Majesty's Armed Forces and who were employed by companies in and around Oldham. As with the Manchester employers' roll, the detail provided in each of the rolls varies considerably.
Some men are listed simply by last name and initial while other rolls include full name details as well as rank, regimental number, regiment, battalion, company and even platoon and section.
Victoria Cross winner 2154 Private Walter Mills of the 1/10th Manchester Regiment is recorded on the roll for Eli Lees and Co Ltd. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the action at Givenchy on 11 December 1917, an action which cost him his life.
The rolls do not provide extensive information; however, knowledge of the company for which a man worked may lead to further information from other sources. The Greater Manchester County Record Office and Manchester Archives and Local Studies hold a number of records of companies in the Manchester area. Other archives may also have relevant holdings.
Men in this roll also served in the Manchester City Battalions and the Oldham Pals Battalion