Private William Oliver

Private William Oliver, 1st/8th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died from wounds in France, aged 42, on the 14th April 1918 during the German offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of Isabella and the late William Oliver of Old Bridgend, Jedburgh and the husband of Mary Oliver of Cockshaw, Hexham. He was working as a stone mason and living in Hexham when he enlisted in Carlisle in October 1916. He was originally with the 23rd ( Works ) Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment but was posted to the Argylls in France in April 1917. He is buried in Longuenesse ( St Omer) souvenir Cemetery, France. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

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