Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917.

Born: July 1894, Stratford, Essex.

Died: 20th September 1917; age 23; KiA.

Residence: 101, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: from March 1913, with the Great Eastern Railway Loco. Dept., Ipswich. First as a Greaser, then later, in April 1915, he was made a Boilermaker.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th November 1915.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: R/13491

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 10th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 115 to 119 & 162A & 163A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Ellen Oliver, of 101, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.






1901   61, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.


Cyril was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Oliver, a Carpenter, born Dublin, Ireland.

Ellen Oliver (nee Duggan), born Lambeth, Surrey.

Gertrude Maud Oliver, 13, born Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Lionel Bernard Oliver, 12, born Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Wilfred Oliver, 4, born Stratford, Essex.

Caroline May Oliver, 3, born Lambeth.


1911   101, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Cyril was 17 years old, a Clicker – Leather Merchant. He was living with his parents, siblings & aunt.

Thomas, 43.

Ellen, 45.

Edward, 15, a Printer.

Caroline, 14.

Caroline Crosby, 43, a Dressmaker, born New Bridge, Ireland.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas Oliver – father.


Cyril is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society

 King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 10th Battalion

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