Frederick George Oliver

Name

Frederick George Oliver

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/02/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
20112
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier / Face 11D
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Frederick was born on the 22nd September 1895, the second son of Frederick Arthur & Mary Oliver of Albert Street, Stevenage. He was employed as a painter for Mrs Hall of Orchard Road, Stevenage, before joining the Army.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in March 1915 and was posted to France on the 11th October that year. It is known that he was wounded in action during the Battle of the Somme. On the 11th February 1917 his Battalion made an assault along the Puisieux Road. They faced stiff resistance and were met by heavy German machine gun and rifle fire. The battalion slowly pushed on through the night and did not achieve their objective until 3am the following morning. It was during this assault that Fredrick went missing, and was never heard of again. At the time of his death his elder brother was a POW in Germany. Frederick has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson