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Guest Russell.Gore@crawley.gov.uk

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Guest Russell.Gore@crawley.gov.uk

Can anyone shed any further light on this Soldier for me please?

William Oliver.

1st R.S.F


Died 26.12.19

Age 24

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Surname OLIVER

Firstname William Howat

Service number 25014

Date of death 26/12/1916


Place of birth Kilmarnock Ayrshire

Other 1st Bn.


Rank Pte

Theatre of death F.& F.


Initials: W H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Unit Text: 11th Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 26/12/1916

Service No: 25014

Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Oliver, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 37.


Death given as 1916. Where did you get your info from?

He is the only RSF soldier on the SNWM for that date although there are 6 for the 23rd December.



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Guest Russell.Gore@crawley.gov.uk
:D Greetings Malcolm,the information i have was given to me by the Soldiers Family,i have checked the CWWGC site and not had much luck,my source up in Edingburgh tells me that the Man concerned was the Son of Robert and Margaret Oliver and that he Came from Hatton or Hawton ? in the Dunbar area.I think that my Source might have got his wires crossed along the way as i could fond no next of kin with those names ????.....Best Regards...Russell. :D
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Soldiers died has the same date of death as Malcolm and that he was born and enlisted in Kilmarnock Ayrshire also that he died of wounds on 26.12.16. He is one of three Olivers that died serving with the Royal Scots

Hope this is of interest

All the best Hambo

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