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Leslie Frank Olver was born in 1889 in Plymouth and was the son of John James a traveller and publisher of 150 Haydn Road Nottingham. His father remarried in 1906 to Elizabeth Hannah (according to the 1911 census) it would appear they had no children prior to 1911. In the 1911 census the family are living at 150 Haydn Road, Sherwood and are shown as John James 53 yrs a traveller/publisher, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Hannah 39 yrs and they are living with his son Leslie Fran 22 yrs a lace curtain draughtsman. His wife Blanche Loiue Maxted was living with her family at 313 Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham, at the time of the 1911 Census He married his wife Blanche Louie Maxted in Nottingham in 1914 , they lived at 313 Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham, they had the following sons Philip Leslie born 13th January 1915 and Rex John born 2nd December 1916. Following his death his widow Blanche was awarded a pension of 24 shillings and 2 pence a week which commenced on 6th August 1917.
He was a lace curtain daughtsman in 1911.
14 Jan 1917
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10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Cpl. Leslie Olver, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 2506 in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment. He later transferred to the 10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he died on 14th January 1917 of pneumonia and he is buried in Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery.
In memoriam published 14th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- OLVER. – In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, Sergt. Leslie Olver, Royal Warwickshires (late Sherwood Foresters), who died January 14th, 1917. Deeply mourned.” In memoriam published 14th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “OLVER. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Leslie Olver, who died on active service January 14th, 1917. All he had he gave to save mankind, himself he scorned to save.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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