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472017   Corporal Ernest Oliver
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/04/1889
Died: 13/06/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Ernest Oliver was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Oliver. Ernest was born on 6th April 1889 in Beragh, County Tyrone. Both his parents worked in the local National School. Ernest Oliver emigrated to Canada. Before enlisting, Ernest worked as a clerk. Ernest Oliver enlisted in Saskatoon, Canada on the 12th July 1915. Corporal Ernest Oliver was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Manitoba Regiment of the Canadian Infantry when he died on 13th June 1916 at Tyillebeke, Near Ypres. He was 26 years old. It seems unlikely Ernest Oliver actually lived in Coalisland as the family were still living in Beragh when he enlisted in Canada.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 24-26-28-30
CWGC Casualty 1595042
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1901 Census lists Oliver family Lists Ernest as age 10 living with the family at house 2 in Clogherny Glebe Lower, Beragh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Oliver family Does not list Ernest as living with the family at house 5 in Clogherny Glebe Lower, Beragh, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Corporal Ernest Oliver
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Ernest Oliver
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Corporal Ernest Oliver's death
6 Ernest Oliver Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (38 no.)
7 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Corporal Ernest Oliver
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