Private William Oliver

Private William John Oliver, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry ( Eastern Ontario Regiment ). He died in Belgium on 22nd October 1917 of wounds received in action during the Battle of Third Ypres, aged 37. He had emigrated to Canada and was the son of John and Mary Oliver of Berwick-upon-Tweed and is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, nr. Poperinghe, Flanders, Belgium. The photographs show the dire conditions of the conditions of the battlefield where the fragile Flanders drainage systems had been shattered by the incessant heavy shelling. His Headstone is inscribed ” Blessed Are The Pure In Heart “.

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