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David Adam Oliver

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Portrait, uniform colour tinted - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, uniform colour tinted - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Adam AWMM
  • Surname
    Oliver AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dave AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 February 1882 AWMM PakurangaManukau City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 January 1916 AWMM Railway Terrace, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Grace Oliver (mother), Ashurst, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gunshot wound in back 20 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated to St Johns Hospital, Etaples 26 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      8 October 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Seventh of the children born to William and Grace Oliver. His father died in 1911 and his mother, Grace and youngest sister Hazel had moved to Ashurst and were living with the eldest brother Harry Oliver, his wife and 10 children

    The family are descended from William Oliver (Dave's grandfather) who arrived in New Zealand on the HMS Buffalo in 1840

    The family settled on a small farm near Bucklands Beach and the children raised there

    Dave and his younger brother Fred were renowned for their pranks especially at the expense of their eldest sister Lizzy, a spinster and a diehard teetotaller. The spiking of her drinks was at the top of their list

    Before enlisting Dave had worked with another sister, Edith and her husband on a farm in the Far North at Takahue

    His last given New Zealand address is that of the elder sister, Lizzy at Newmarket

    On 15 September 1916 Dave was transferred to D Company. Five days later during a lull in fighting Dave was shot in the back by German sniper whilst he was repairing defences

    He was treated by No 2 Field Ambulance, but continued to deteriorate and 6 days later was admitted to St John's Ambulance Hospital where he lived for another 12 days. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM XVI. E. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockade Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Howick Roll of Honour AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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