Arnold Oliver

Service Number: 28003
Date of Birth: 1899
Date of Death: 1918

Arnold Oliver was a resident at the National Children’s Home in Edgworth in 1911.(1)  He enlisted on 9th June 1915 and went into the Manchester Regiment (28003) giving his address as Lower Fold Farm, Heyside, Shaw and occupation as farm labourer.(2)  When he enlisted he was 5’5” tall, 130 lbs, 36” chest and physically in good condition.  He gave his age as 19.  In fact he was born on 2 June 1899 and was only just 16.

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