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Orville Oliver

In memory of:

Corporal Orville Oliver

October 1, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

737078

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

September 25, 1893
Mt. Brydges, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 14, 1916
Calgary, Alberta

Commemorated on Page 480 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. B. 24.

Location:

Tilloy-les-Cambrai is a village on the north-western outskirts of the town of Cambrai and a little east of the road to Douai. Follow the N30 (Cambrai Ring Road) from Cambrai to its junction with the Tilloy-les-Cambrai road, the D49, just after the junction of the N30 and the N43 (Douai road). Follow the D49 for approximately 2.2 kilometres, crossing the bridge over the motorway, to a side road on the west-south-west (left) side. The Canada Cemetery lies 200 metres away at the end of the side road. Tilloy was captured by the Canadian Corps about the 1st October, 1918, in the face of strong opposition, and the cemetery was made by their Burial Officer on the 13th October. It is enclosed by a brick wall, and sheltered from the road by a row of willows; and a maple tree is planted at the South-East corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Orville Oliver– Cpl Orville Oliver, MM
  • Photo of ORVILLE OLIVER– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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