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George Oliver

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:20 pm
by 31Cherry
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)

Re: George Oliver

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:48 am
by gilbo139
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

Re: George Oliver

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:05 pm
by corona
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.

Re: George Oliver

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:32 pm
by allanp
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