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OLIVERs from Armagh in British Military: The name "David" from parish of Tynan is particularly interesting to me.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 23, 2015

 

OLIVERs from Armagh in British Military

 

Name

Birth year

Birth parish

Service number

Regiment

Notes

OLIVER, David

1822

Tynan

1959

East Yorkshire Regiment - 15th Foot

WO97 Corporal David OLIVER was discharged at Colombo, Ceylon. He had been a labourer by trade, and had served for 11 years, 5 days. He had served in Ceylon for 6 years 4 months. He was born in the parish of Tynan near Caledon (NOTE: This could mean that he was from the townlands of Foyarr or Killylea). He was 19 years old when he signed up January 27, 1841, hence born abt 1822. He was invalided out. “character has been good… in receipt of 2nd per diem good behaviour pay”.

OLIVER, James

1877

Lisnadill

28914

Royal Artillery

WO97 He signed up at age 21 as a labourer on July 18, 1888. He was from Lisnadill, Co. Armagh, was age 21 (hence born 1867). He signed up for the Royal Artillery at Belfast.

OLIVER, Jno

1781

Cregan

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 27th & 108th Foot

WO97 He was born in the Parish of Creggan, and signed up 9th Sept 1808 at age 27 (hence born 1781). He served from 9 Sept 1808-1 Aug 1822. He was 1st a private, and then a corporal. He was discharged for asthma. At time of discharge, he was 41 years old; 5’2”; brown hair; grey eyes; pale complexion; a labourer.

OLIVER, Robert James

1880

Auchivilla

4617

Dragoons

WO97 He signed up in Glasgow for Royal Scots Greys – Dragons of the Line on May 31, 1899. He was age 19 (hence born abt 1880), a porter, and came from Auchivilla aka Aghavilly, Parish of Lisnadill. NOTE: In the 1911 census there is a Robert James OLIVER (b 1887) who was a grandson of a James OLIVER (b 1839) in Umgola. There may be some kind of relationship between the two men, or there may an error in the census record and they are the same person.

 

NOTE: Could David OLIVER be related to the David OLIVER who was Lieutenant and Deputy Commissioner of Bengal Public Works Dept. and given the honorary rank of Captain on 21 February 1872. Source: The London Gazette Part 3.

 

 

 

 

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