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Person Details
21 May 1891
Brighton, Yorkshire
He was the son of Annie Dennis. At the time of Oliver's death his mother lived at Albert Street, Station Hill, Mansfield.
08 May 1915
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3054322 - CWGC Website
PO196(S)
Private
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
ex-Private Notts and Derby Regiment, transferred to the Royal Marine Light Infantry (short service) on 16 September 1914. He was killed at Gallipoli. He embarked RM Brigade 17 November 1914. Portsmouth Bn Mediterranean Force 28 February 1915 until his death on 8 May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial (Panel 2 to 7).
Dennis was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
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