Davies, Oliver



1896 - 1917
Rank Driver
Service no.141395
Regiment 85th Field Company
DiedDecember 2, 1917




Oliver was born in Leicester in 1896 to William Davies (boot and shoe maker) and Elizabeth Ann (nee Jeacock). He was one of 18 children – Hannah Elizabeth 1876
Arthur William 1878
George 1879-1880
Alfred 1881
Maud 1882 – 1883
Lilian 1884
Lucy Mary 1885-1885
Harry 1886
Florence 1887
Horace 1888
Maud Mary A 1890
Emily 1891
Richard 1893-1893
Ethel 1894-1894
Oliver 1896
There are 4 children missing from this list, they probably died shortly after birth.

In 1901 census the family lived at 59 Gladstone St., Leicester.
In 1911 census they lived at 29 Osborne Rd. William had risen to manager in the factory and Oliver was a tailors assistant.

Oliver became Driver 141395, 85th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He Died of Wounds on 2.12.1917 and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. He is also commemorated at St. Stephen’s Church, Leicester.

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