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THOMAS OLIVER

OLIVER, THOMAS

RANK:   LANCE CORPORAL            SERIAL NO:  10/97                         

UNIT:    1st BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:   10/01/1892  -  OTANE, H.B, N.Z.        

DIED:     16/09/1916        DIED FROM WOUNDS
              
PLACE:   SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

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

SIBLINGS:   George OLIVER and 
        Edward James  OLIVER, Killed in Action, Gallipoli, TURKEY
    
NEXT OF KIN:   MR GEORGE YATES OLIVER (father), WAIPAWA

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   FATHER

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  ARGYLL EAST, WAIPAWA

HEIGHT:  5’ 11½”        WEIGHT:    161lb        CHEST:   31½”

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

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   CATERPILLAR VALLEY (N.Z.) MEMORIAL,
                        LONGUEVAL, SOMME, FRANCE
ENLISTED:   MASTERTON                DATE:   17/08/1914  

MAIN BODY:     YES           REINFORCEMENT:     

MILITARY RECORD:
PRE-WAR   ‘G’ COMPANY 17th RUAHINE RIFLES.
15/10/1914.  LEFT WELLINGTON FOR EGYPT ON TRANSPORT No. 10.
04/12/1914.  ARRIVED EGYPT.
12/04/1915.  EMBARKED ALEXANDRIA FOR DARDENELLES.
11/08/1915.  ADMITTED LOWLAND CASUALTY CLEARING STATION,
MUDROS (DIARRHOEA).
12/09/1915.  TRANSFERRED CONVALESCENT CAMP, MUDROS.
27/09/1915.  REJOINED BATTALION.
24/10/1915.  SICK TO HOSPITAL, MUDROS.
24/10/1915.  TRANSFERRED TO No.2 AUSTRALIAN STATIONARY HOSPITAL, 
        MUDROS.
04/11/1915.  EMBARKED ‘HS MAURITANIA’ FOR U.K.
11/11/1915.  ADMITTED MILITARY HOSPITAL, CHURCH LANE, LONDON.
27/02/1916.  REPORTED TO HORNCHURCH DEPOT AND TAKEN ON STRENGTH.
08/06/1916.  REJOINED 1st BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY, IN THE FIELD.
10/07/1916.  APPOINTED LANCE CORPORAL.
16/09/1916.  DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE FIELD,
        SOMME, FRANCE. 

 

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