Oliver, T W
THOMAS WILLIAM OLIVER
Remembered with honour Helles Memorial: Panel 199 or 233 to 236 and 331.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the British War medal, and died at sea when the troop ship Royal Edward was struck by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-14, and sank in the Aegean Sea. Unfortunately, Thomas’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Jane (nee VILES) and the late Henry OLIVER; husband of Ada (nee TIBBLES) OLIVER.
His parents married 5 June 1876 at St John the Evangelist, Kilburn, London. Henry died 1915 in Watford aged 60, and was buried 6 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Jane died 1939 in the Watford district aged 82, and was buried 14 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Thomas was born 1879 in Watford, and baptised 16 July 1886 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1915 in the Watford district, and resided in Watford. Ada remarried 1918 in the Watford district to Francis A PREIS; she died 1950 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 7 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, aged 11 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is possibly the general labourer aged 23, a prisoner in H.M. Prison, St Alban’s, Herts. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)