Category: Military
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Royal Field Artillery (T)
Service Number(s): 901892; 524; 742461
Occupation: Grocer’s assistant
Date of Birth: 1893
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
Date of Death: 1963
Place of Death: Hastings DistrictAddress: 48 Windsor Road, Bexhill

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Family Information

Parents:          Alfred Wooller, b. 1851 in Chelvington, Sussex, d. 1933, and Ellen Wooller (nee Vine), b. 1857 in Hellingly, Sussex.


Edith Wooller, b. 1881 in Hailsham.

Florence Wooller, b. 1882 in Hailsham.

William Henry Wooller, b. 1883 in Hailsham, d. 1925. W0256 WOOLLER William Henry

Nellie Wooller, b. 1885 in Hailsham.

John Wooller, b. 1888 in Bexhill, d. 1951. W0257 WOOLLER John

Ethel Wooller, b. 1890 in Bexhill.

Daisy Wooller, b. 1895 in Bexhill.

In the 1891 census Alfred and family were living at 39 Western Road, in 1901 at 57 Windsor Road but by 1911 had moved to 48 Windsor Road. In the 1911 census Alfred was employed as a bricklayer, Florence as a dressmaker, and William as a house painter. Also living with Alfred and Ellen in 1911 were John’s wife and daughter, Ethel and Gladys.

Spouse:   In 1919 Oliver married Alice Burton (b. 1887) in Tenterden, Kent. No issue has been found.

First World War Experience

Oliver’s service records have not survived so we only know what we can glean from the local newspapers as to his war service – and that is not a lot. He joined the Sussex Royal Field Artillery (T) sometime before 15th August 1914 and an article in the Bexhill Chronicle of that date reported that he was billeted at Tenterden on his way to Canterbury. The only other mention we have of him is in the Bexhill Observer, 10th April 1915, showing him on horseback and giving his details as “Bombardier, 6th Sussex Royal Field Artillery”.

From the Medal Rolls Index we find that he was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the T.F. War. RFA. TFM.7.

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