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Ollivier, Guy Lancelot (1885-1918)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Guy Lancelot Ollivier (1885-1918), born 5 June 1885, younger son of Frank Morton Ollivier (Barrister-at-Law) and Caroline Josephine Ollivier (nee Travers), of The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire; a descendant of the well-known family of 'Fighting Travers.'

 

Attended Monkton Combe preparatory school, Bath.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) May 1900-July 1902; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XI cricket team 1901, 1902.

 

Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

 

WW1, Major in the Royal Garrison Artillery, 6th Siege Battery. Went to France in September 1914 with a siege battery, and shortly afterwards obtained his captaincy. He was appointed adjutant of a brigade in January 1915, and later commanded (acting major) a battery at the Somme. He was wounded three times, and was on sick leave from December 1916 to March 1917, suffering from the effects of gas and shell shock. He returned to the front in May 1917, and later was gazetted major. He served in the Ypres battles as well as the Somme. Died on 20 January 1918 of wounds in hospital in France.

 

Commemorated at:

Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, Div. 62. I. O. 2 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4020688/OLLIVIER,%20G...

 

St Luke's Church, Southampton www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=485.

 

Southampton Cenotaph and Memorial Wall.

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour. Mrs C.J. Ollivier donated £1.1s. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of Major G.L. Ollivier.

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', February 1918: 'Major Guy Lancelot Ollivier, R.G.A., who died in hospital abroad on January 20th, aged 32, was the younger son of Mr and Mrs Ollivier, formerly of The Avenue, Southampton, and a descendant of the well-known family of 'Fighting Travers.' He entered Woolwich from Sherborne, and always took a keen interest both in his work and games. He went to the front with a siege battery in September, 1914, and shortly afterwards obtained his captaincy. He was appointed adjutant of a brigade in January, 1915, and later commanded (acting major) a battery at the Somme. He was wounded three times, and was on sick leave from December, 1916, to March, 1917, suffering from the effects of gas and shell shock. He returned to the front in May, and later was gazetted major. He served in the Ypres battles as well as the Somme.'

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