Death Penny for George William Oliver
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|Subject||Oliver, George William|
|Title||Death Penny for George William Oliver|
|Notes||My father Wilfred Oliver survived the war after serving as a Lewis gunner with the 2nd Royal Berkshire Reg in France and Belgium. Note the black button on his uniform signifying the loss of his elder brother. |
My uncle George William Oliver York and Lanks Reg was killed in action on the 1st July 1916 (Somme), he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
The picture of his death penny is attached, I have this memorial in my possession.
My uncle Samuel was the one brother to be kept in England as per rule, he served in the army.
Great uncle Joe survived the war.
|Item Date||1916 - 1918|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alec Oliver|