OLIVER Edward Thomas

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: Army Service Corps
Service Number(s): S/220720
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Birth: 1878
Place of Birth: Warbleton, Sussex
Address: 44 Windsor Road, Bexhill

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Family Information

Spouse:              Amy Mary Oliver, b. 1881 in Little Common. They married on 06.11.1901.

Offspring:          Albert Edward Oliver, b. 08.11.1902 in Ninfield.

In 1901 Edward was a boarder at 3 Western Road, Bexhill but by 1910 the family were living at 44 Windsor Road – and were still there in 1920.

First World War Experience

Edward signed his attestation form on 9th December 1915, and was transferred to the Army Reserves on the 10th. Not quite a year later, on 1st December 1916 he was mobilized and transferred joined the 67 Field Butchery, A. S. C. the following day. He was examined for proficiency and was awarded a “First Hand in ‘K’ (Supply), Company Field Butchery in Slaughtering.

On his attestation form he said that he was 40 years of age, a British subject, a Butchers Manager, and that he was married. He was 5’ 6½” tall, weighed 137 lbs and had a chest measurement of 36½” expanded by 3”.  His physical development was Good and he had three vaccination marks – on left arm – given in infancy. He had a let inguinal hernia controlled by a truss – reducible but large.

We do not know where he served between 1916 and 1919 but he was awarded both the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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