Frederick George Oliver

Name

Frederick George Oliver

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/10/1916
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
A/36223
Canadian InfantrY
4th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

VIMY MEMORIAL
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born on 17th Jul 1883 in Finsbury Park, London and baptised on 23 Sep 1883 in Hertford son of Frederick and Annie Oliver of The Rising Sun, Port Vale, Hertford. He presumably emigrated to Canada. According to Canadian military records, see link below, he had been a labourer before enlistment. No further information has been found apart from the fact that he had been a soldier in the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment sometime prior to his enlistment in Canada.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Edmonton, Alberta on 6th January 1915. Returning to Europe to fight. After arriving in France, they were attached to the 1st Canadian Div. In 1916 they took part in a number of the Somme battles including Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval and Le Transloy and the Ancre Heights, where, on attacks against the Schwaben Redoubt and Stuff Redoubt Frederick was killed.

Additional Information

www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=547355

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins