Rifleman John C Oliver

07 Jun 1944

John Chapman Oliver was the son of John and Sarah Oliver; husband of Frances Nest Oliver, of Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, Wales, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rifleman Oliver successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn Oliver was killed in action on 7 June 1944, age 38, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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