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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Bulwell
George Gordon Oliver was born in 1893 at Bulwell and was the son of the late George Alfred Oliver a coal miner and later grocer and Mary Emma Oliver, née Collins of 16, Collison St, Alfreton Rd., Nottingham. His father George Alfred Oliver was born in 1868 at Tipton, Staffordshire, he died in 1908 aged 40 yrs at Nottingham, his mother Mary Emma Collins was born in 1870 at Bulwell, they were married in 1890, their marriage was recorded in the Dudley Registration district, they went on to have the following children, Edmund Iliffe b1891 Bulwell, George Gordon b1893 Bulwell, Hubert Harold b1895 Bulwell, Mabel Evelyn b1897 Hyson Green and Agnes Mary b1909 Hyson Green. In the 1911 census the family are living at 267 Radford Road, Hyson Green and are shown as Mary Emma 41 yrs running an off licence and grocers, she is living with her children, Edmund Iliffe 20 yrs assisting his mother in her business, George Gordon 18 yrs assisting his mother in her business, Hubert Harold 16 yrs an assistant butcher, Mabel Evelyn 14 yrs a blouse machinist and Agnes Mary 2 yrs.
In the 1911 census he is assisting his mother in her off licence and grocery business.
29 Oct 1914
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Lance Corporal
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Lance Corporal George Gordon Oliver enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 1st battalion Grenadier Guards,and was killed in action on 29th October 1914 and is buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Gordon Oliver - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle