Lieutenant BASIL OLIVER

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Rank Lieutenant
Forenames BASIL
Surname OLIVER
Initials B
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Thursday, 17 August 1944
Age 23
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From WALLASEY, CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 109526
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Border Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 6 Airborne Division Headquarters
Secondary Regiment/Unit 1 Battalion, Border Regiment (not deployed in Normandy)
Regiment/Unit attached to 6 Airborne Division Headquarters
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IA. E. 4.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF THOMAS SHERWOOD OLIVER AND DOROTHY OLIVER; HUSBAND OF MARGARET EMILY OLIVER, OF WALLASEY, CHESHIRE.

Additional Information

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that Lieutenant BASIL OLIVER's unit as 1 Battalion, Border Regiment, a unit that did serve in Normandy. Records1 show this was Lieutenant BASIL OLIVERs unit, but for operations in Normandy he was attached to 6 Airborne Division, Headquarters.

 

 

References
1. Gale's Eyes. p.224. Private Publication, 2008. by Carl Rijmen.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto and Gale's Eyes. p.224. Private Publication, 2008. by Carl Rijmen.

 

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