Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 29th June 1918; age 20; died of Sickness at the Prisoner of War Camp, at Stendal.

Residence: 68, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 39779

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


In March 1921, the body was exhumed from Grave No. 914, at Morhange German Military Cemetery, and identified by the cross marking the grave and records. There were no regimental particulars found on the body. The body was reburied at Sarralbe Military Cemetery and re-numbered by the French Authorities when re-constructed.


Grave Reference:


Sarralbe Military Cemetery,






1901   24, Wellington Street, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents.

Isaac Olley, 27, a Chimney Sweep – own account, born Great Wakering, Essex.

Emily Elizabeth Olley (nee Parker), 29, born Mickfield, Suffolk.


1911   24, Wellington Street, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Isaac, 37, a Chimney Sweep – own account.

Emily, 38.

Edwin George Olley, 9, born Ipswich.

Edith Ivy Olley, 6, born Ipswich.

Raymond Olley, 4, born Ipswich.

Ada Olley, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Isaac Olley – father.


Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion



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