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Walter Albert Oliver

  • Service number
    • WWI ANF1377 AWMM
    • ANF1377 Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
    • 7862 Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - Royal Australian Navy Service cards – Petty officers & men
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Walter Albert AWMM
    • Walter Albert Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Surname
    Oliver AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI ANF1377 AWMM
    • ANF1377 Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
    • 7862 Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - Royal Australian Navy Service cards – Petty officers & men
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
    13 December 1891 Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Place of birth
    Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI ANF1377 AWMM
    • ANF1377 Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
    • 7862 Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - Royal Australian Navy Service cards – Petty officers & men
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Able Seaman RN(ANF) up to 21 February 1913 Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - RAN Service cards – Petty officers & men

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1
    • Victory Medal Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 13 December 1909 AWMM
    • 13 December 1909 engagement versus 12 October 1909 date of volunteering to engage Public - Keith - Researcher - 18 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William John Oliver and Annie nee Cornell of Sydney New South Wales

      WW1 medals were issued at Naval Office, Wellington and named to ANF.

      1914-15 Star. British War Medal 1914-1919. Victory Medal. AWMM
    • This man was erroneously added to the ANF medal roll listing, despite transferring from the RN to the Royal Australian Navy with effect from 22 February 1913, in order to conclude his 5 year period of Naval Engagement to conclude on 12 December 1914. His service card documents the fact that his entire service during WW1 was spent with the Royal Australian Navy. Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 October 2019 - RAN Service cards – Petty officers & men
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      National Archives, London. Reference ADM 171/133. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911 AWMM
    • Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1 transcription
      page 3 of 3 surnames O-S Public - Keith - Researcher - 1 November 2019 - O'Neill[sic], Frederick G., 1458, Act.L.Sto.;
      Oliver, Walter, 7862, L.S.[Royal Australian Navy];
      Palmer, Percy, 1675, Sto.1.;
      Patton, Thos. W., 1668, ;
      Peterson[sic], Chas. H., 1342, A.B.;
      Peterson[sic], Ernest W., 1764, A.B.;
      Peterson, Chas. W., 1329, Act.Cpr.2.;
      Pullan, Alfred A.M., 1663, ;
      Rigby, David W., 1506,;
      Saunders, Geo. T., ,P.O.[Royal Australian Navy];
      Sheppard, Robt. J. H., ,.;
      Smith, Ernest M., ,.;
      Soper, Albert M., ,;
      Stone, Henry O., ,;
      Swain, Archibald, ,;

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