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chrisharley9
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Hi all

How do I go about researching this US soldier - he is buried in Tydd St Mary churchyard in Lincs so therefore he is not listed by the ABMC - he died 17 Oct 1918 & does not appear to be listed on the BMD index - any pointers would be welcome

Chris

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Hi all

How do I go about researching this US soldier - he is buried in Tydd St Mary churchyard in Lincs so therefore he is not listed by the ABMC - he died 17 Oct 1918 & does not appear to be listed on the BMD index - any pointers would be welcome

Chris

Chris,

there was a Tydd St Mary airfield Opened: Aug 1917 - Closed: May 1919

Squadrons based here:B Flt, 51 Sqn :: Aug 1917 - May 1919

perhaps he was based at an RAF station?

Paul

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Paul

now theres something I didnt know - thanks very much

Chris

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  • 2 years later...

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Finally found his grave; nothing to do with the airfield at all, but it was a good guess at the time

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For what it is worth here are the three David Olivers contained in "Soldiers of the Great War"

OLIVER, DAVID LUTHER, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.

Enrolled: Norfolk, Va., May 15, 1918.

Died: Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., October 16, 1918.

Cause: Influenza Next of kin: Brother, James E. Oliver, P. 0. Box 15, Coke, Va.

OLIVER, David, Plymouth., MICHIGAN, Private, DIED OF DISEASE

OLIVER, David, Rolling Fork., MISSISSIPPI, Private, DIED OF WOUNDS

Regards.

Tom.

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Tom

thanks very much; will have to do some more checking

Chris

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David Oliver of Plymouth, Michigan, is your man I think, Chris.

According to his draft registration card, he was born in 1888 in Long Sutton, England.

According to ellisisland and the NY Passenger Lists, he sailed from Liverpool on 17 April 1913 aboard the SS Celtic, arriving at New York on 26 April. He was 25 and going to his brother Frank Oliver. His closest NoK in the UK was Mrs Oliver, Seagate, Long Sutton.

According to the 1901 census, this David Oliver did indeed have a sister called Ada.

Adrian

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Adrian

thanks very much mate; one I owe you

Chris

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His death is listed in BT 344 (Register of Deceased Passengers) Page 255, December 1918:

Name: SS Derbyshire

Port of Registry: Liverpool

Official Number: 106876

Date of Death: 17th Oct 1918

Place of Death: River Mersey

Name: David Oliver

Age: 20

Rank, Profession etc: Soldier US Army

Nationality & Birthplace: US, Plymouth, Michigan

Last Place of Abode: Plymouth, Michigan

Cause of Death: Pnuemonia following Influenza

They appear to have the wrong details regarding his age and place of birth.

Aled

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Aled

that is great; thanks very much

Chris

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