SIDNEY ROBERT OLIVER

Born: 8th January 1919, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 24th October 1944; age: 25; at sea. Japanese PoW – held in the Philippine Islands.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: 355, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Motor Driver.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5830600.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 56.

Singapore Memorial,

Kranji,

Singapore.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Grace Anne Oliver; husband of Phyllis P. Oliver, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Alfred Oliver, born March 1871, Clerkenwell, London – died 1940, Colchester, Essex. A Licensed Victualler – Baker’s Arms, Magdalen Street, Colchester.

Mother: Grace Annie Oliver (nee Perkins), born Bermondsey, London – died 1928, Colchester, Essex.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Sidney was a Motor Driver. He was living with Charles & Florence Lee. at their family home – 42, Alan Road, Ipswich.

 

In 1940, Ipswich, Sidney married Phyllis Pearl Green, born January 1914, Colchester, Essex, of 355, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Phyllis Pearl Oliver – widow.

 

4th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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