OLLIVER, Percy Cogzett
(Service number 15232)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 18 January 1885 Place of Birth Lyttelton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 72 Manor Place, Dunedin
Occupation Confectioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John Sweet OLLIVER (father), 70 Cleveland Street, Christchurch
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards Military Medal

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Date 28 March 1964 Age 79 years
Place of Death Christchurch (of Lyttelton)
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Percy Cogzett Olliver was the son of John Sweet Olliver and his wife, Lucretia Dorothy née Brown. He was educated ptivately and at the Lyttelton School. He left school when nearly 15 years old to work in a baker's shop. Prior to the war he had resided in Timaru, where his uncle, Mr H. H. Brown, resided. Quartermaster-Sergeant P. C. Olliver was awarded the Military Medal in 1919 for conspicuous bravery on the field of action.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 May 2028]; ; Timaru Herald, 1 May 1919 (Papers Past) [22 May 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (department of Internal Affairs) [23 May 2018]

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