Born: 23rd November 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 21st March 1918; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: London.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 116592

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 53rd Battery, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 1.

Arras Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Clara Oliver, of ‘Lochiel’, 216, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.




1901   Trinity House, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.


William was 7 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Charles Oliver, 38, a Corn Merchant’s Traveller, born Ipswich.

Clara Oliver (nee Roberts), 40, born Ipswich.

Annie Eva Oliver, 11, born Ipswich.

Daisy Violet Oliver, 9, born Ipswich.

Winifred May Oliver, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   140, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


William was 17 years old, an Apprentice Draughtsman – Agricultural Implements. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Charles, 48, a Corn Salesman – Corn Merchant.

Clara, 51.

Annie, 21.

Daisy, 19.

Winifred, 13.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Oliver – father.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich, and Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



May 2023:

An Ipswich family recently discovered William Gascoigne Oliver’s death penny while sorting through their late father’s effects and unique keepsake treasures. If you have an Ipswich or military connection or are an extended family member of William Oliver and would like to become the new custodian of this death penny – please email ipswichwarmemorial@gmail.com


Royal Field Artillery, 53rd Battery, 2nd Battalion

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