Private W J Oliphant

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    2 Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

    Pte Oliphant, who had transferred from 11 to 2 Battalion, was reported missing, aged 38, on 18 August 1916 at Longueval during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval.

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    1. Mrs Audubon 29 months ago | reply

      Service No:S/6349
      Date of Death:18/08/1916
      Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
      Grave ReferenceXII. G. 36.
      Additional Information: Son of the late William John Oliphant; husband of Jessie Oliphant, of 189, Hunters St., Glasgow. Born at Aberdeen.

      William John Oliphant junior was born circa 1878 in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. In 1881 he was living at Milton Brodes, Alves, Morayshire. His parents were William John and Ann and he had a younger sister, Sarah Jane.

    2. Paul C A Nixon 29 months ago | reply

      Enlisted 13th November 1914. Service record survives in WO 363.

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