1. Memorial:Helles MemorialPanel 33 to 35.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour54D GQS

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Family :

Son of Mr. W. D. Oliver, of 13, Harrison Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 8/Northumberland Fusiliers 

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

Detail :

Killed in action between 07/08/1915 and 11/08/1915.

Probate OLIVER William Steele of 13 Harrison-place Newcastle-upon-Tyne second lieutenant 8th Northumberland Fusiliers died 10 August 1915 at Suvla Bay Dardenelles Administration Newcastle-upon-Tyne 30 December to William Davison Oliver schoolmaster. Effects £196.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Novocastrian No. 3361 E.C.Northumberland

15th April 1913
20th May 1913
17th June 1913

Listed as a 22 year old Assistant to the Works Manager and resident at Newcastle. War service is recorded in the contribution record which is closed out, "killed in action 10th Aut 1915."

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