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William Major OLIVE

Date of birth25 August 1890
Place of birthN/A Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Surbiton', Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Thomas Olive, 'Surbiton', Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Scotch College Senior Cadets; 4 years, Melbourne University Rifles.
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Engineers
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 13 April 1916.
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Mark's Anglican Church (window), Fitzroy, Victoria. Parents: Henry and Ella OLIVE, 'Surbiton', Studley Park, Kew, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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