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472017   Corporal Ernest Oliver
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/04/2017
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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Ernest Oliver was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Oliver. Ernest was born on 6th April 1889 in Beragh, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census lists Ernest as age 10 living with the family at house 2 in Clogherny Glebe Lower, Beragh, County Tyrone. His father, Samuel Oliver, was a National School Teacher. His mother was a workmistress at a National School.
By the time of the 1911 census, Ernest was no longer living with the family.
Ernest Oliver served with the North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry.
Ernest Oliver emigrated to Canada.
Before enlisting, Ernest worked as a clerk in Canada.
Ernest Oliver enlisted in Saskatoon on the 12th July 1915. Saskatoon is a city in central Saskatchewan, Canada
He gave his next of kin as his father Samuel Oliver, who was still living in Beragh, County Tyrone. Ernest was more than 6 feet tall.
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 27 years old.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Corporal Oliver was killed in action on 13th June 1916. His unit were involved in an attack on Sanctuary Wood at the time.
Corporal Oliver has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.
The CWGC record Corporal Oliver as the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Oliver, of The Bungalow, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. However, 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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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 The Bungalow, Coalisland Coalisland CWGC lists parents in Coalisland 54.540695 -6.702691
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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 Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob and images
7 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Corporal Ernest Oliver
8 Wooldlawn Cemetery Brief information on Ernest Oliver
9 Wooldlawn Cemetery Avenue Tree planting for Saskatoon's war dead.
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