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EDWARD JAMES OLIVER

OLIVER, EDWARD  JAMES

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  10/98                         

UNIT:    WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:   03/02/1894  -  OTANE, H.B, N.Z.        

DIED:     08/08/1915        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   CHUNUK BAIR (GALLIPOLI) TURKEY    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   George Yates and Louisa Ann OLIVER, Argyll East, OTANE

SIBLINGS:   George OLIVER and 
        Thomas OLIVER, Killed in Action, Somme, France
    
NEXT OF KIN:   MR GEORGE YATES OLIVER (father), OTANE

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   FATHER

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  ARGYLL EAST, WAIPAWA

HEIGHT:  5’ 7”        WEIGHT:    143lb        CHEST:   32”

COMP:   DARK         EYES:   BROWN         HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   FOURTH EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   CHUNUK BAIR MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI

ENLISTED:   MASTERTON                DATE:   17/08/1914  

MAIN BODY:    YES           REINFORCEMENT:     

MILITARY RECORD:
PRE-WAR   ‘B’ COMPANY 17th RUAHINE REGIMENT.
17/08/1914.  JOINED WELLINGTON INFANTRY.
15/10/1914.  LEFT N.Z. ON TRANSPORT No.10.
04/12/1914.  ARRIVED EGYPT.
09/05/1915.  JOINED BATTALION, DARDANELLES.
08/08/1915.  KILLED IN ACTION, CHUNUK BAIR, GALLIPOLI.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.