Private Robert Oliver

Private Robert Young Oliver, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in France, aged 20, on the 21st August 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Bonchester Bridge, and was the son of James and Elizabeth Oliver of Lintalee, Jedburgh. He had worked on Lintalee farm before enlisting in the 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was then transferred to the M.G.C. and sent to France where he was killed sometime during the capture of Bucquoy. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. The M.G.C. used the Vickers MK11 water cooled gun in both offensive and defensive roles.

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