John Goodridge Oliver

Date of birth: 1879
Place of birth: Southampton
Date of marriage: 1903
Place of marriage: Southampton
Service No.:  29953
Rank:  Private
Regiment: Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)
Battalion: 1st
Died: 3rd May 1917 aged 38 years
Death location: France

 

Life before the War

John was born in 1879 Southampton.

In 1903 John married Eleanor Culley in Southampton.  Eleanor was born in 1881 in Battersea, London.  They had 2 children, a daughter Eleanor Maud born 1905, and a son Alfred John born 1907.

In the 1911 census John was living with his wife and children at 43 Amoy Street, Bedford Place, Southampton.  He was employed as a Postman.  At the time of his death 6 years later the family address was 32 Lyon Street, Southampton.

 

War Servicecenotaph-oliver-John-Goodri
John enlisted in Southampton.  He was killed in action in France and is remembered with honour at the Roeux British Cemetery, France.

He was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

National Probate Calendar
“Oliver John Goodridge of 32 Lyon Street Southampton private 1st battalion Somerset Light Infantry died 3 May 1917 in France. Administration Winchester 9 October 1917 to Eleanor Oliver widow. Effects £215”.

 

Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 9th June 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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