George Oliver

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George Oliver

Postby 31Cherry » Wed May 09, 2012 4:20 pm

My grandfather, George Oliver was in the Worcestershire regiment, I think the 4th battalion. He was wounded in the thigh in the battle of Gallipoli. Are there any records of where he was in hospital and how can I obtain details of his army records, I know his number was 17794.

Janet Dunn (grandaughter)
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Re: George Oliver

Postby gilbo139 » Fri May 11, 2012 9:48 am

Hello Janet, I have amateur status only at researching but all I can find reference George Oliver is his medal index card which is available on Ancestry if you know anyone with membership or from The National Archives cat no WO372/15..image reference54064/8801, at a cost of £2,it might help others more knowledgable if you have an address for him around the 1901 census.../ keep looking, regards Colin
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Re: George Oliver

Postby corona » Fri May 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Hi Janet,
No Service or Pension Papers ,for your relation ,appear to have survived the WW2 London Blitz, when about 2/3rds were burnt or water damaged.
His MIC notes the award of the 1914-15 Star ,War and Victory Medals,and also a Silver War Badge.
Pte.Oliver enlisted 4/9/1914 and was discharged 7/9/1916(wounds) He first entered a military war zone( 2B Balkans)25/4/1915.
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Re: George Oliver

Postby allanp » Sat May 12, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi Janet

I have found a reference in the 15th May 1915 edition of the Worcester Herald.

Wounded 4th Battalion
17794 Pte G. Oliver

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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