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Richard Albert Oliver

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Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, the Wellington Regiment panel, 22 names. Photograph was originally sent to the family of Hugh Leslie Ross by the Minister of Internal Affairs following the war (Ross, Hugh Leslie. Letter, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 98/106.) - No known copyright restrictions

Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, the Wellington Regiment panel, 22 names. Photograph was origi …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Oliver AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11925 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • AWMM
    • 13 December 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.H. Oliver (brother), Grange Road, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11925 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Artist/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Charles Henry Oliver, of Wanganui [Charles Oliver was on the Second Division Reserve Nominal Roll. His address was noted as 42 Grange Street, Opawa, Christchurch.] AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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Sources

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