Tom Wainman

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Thomas Wainman joined Oldham from the Heyside club in November 1914. No doubt the Watersheddings’ officials remembered him having played well for a team made up from the pick of the local amateur league against Oldham ‘A’ on September 5th of that year.
A forward with a fair turn of speed, he got into the senior team for the start of the 1915-16 season and played in 22 first team matches for the Roughyeds before joining the forces.

He was killed in action on November 18th 1916 serving with the Manchester Regiment, aged 28. The action he was engaged in was on the last day of The Battle of the Somme.
Tom is remembered on the Thiepval War Memorial and The Oldham War Memorial.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Salford Home September 11, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away September 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Home October 16, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 23, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home October 30, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Leigh v Oldham Away November 6, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 13, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Wigan Home December 4, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away December 11, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home December 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 27, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 1, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 8, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 22, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Swinton v Oldham Away January 29, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Batley v Oldham Away February 12, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 19, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 4, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Dewsbury v Oldham Away March 11, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Wigan Home March 18, 1916 Wartime Friendly