Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
19 Feb 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Herbert Thomas Oliver, 60378, 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died on February 19th, 1917, from wounds received in action on the Somme two days previously. He was aged 27 and died at the 47th Casualty Clearing Station in France.
The captain commanding his company wrote to widow Mrs Agnes Oliver at 1 Moreton Road, Round Green, saying that at the time her husband was wounded he was doing his duty coolly and steadily under heavy fire. All the officers and many of the NCOs had become casualties.
It had been hoped her husband would pull through, but unfortunately he had succumbed.
Born in Baldock in 1890, 'Bert' Oliver was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Oliver. In the 1911 Census he was described as a straw hat stiffener employed by Mr Squires, of Waller Street.
In August 1912 he married Agnes Buckingham in Luton and they had one son.