Arthur Robert Oliver, Pte.

Map point:  Residence at time of enlistment - Boskung (Lot 8, Conc. 7 Stanhope on 1911 census, which he purchased from Joshua Davis for $200 in 1921).

Date of birth: 7 Aug 1891

Birthplace: Hope, Flintshire, Wales

Occupation and residence on enlistment: School Teacher, Boskung

Enlistment date and place: 23 Nov 1916, Minden

Regimental service #: 1087041


     252nd Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.

     21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

     6th Reserve Battalion

Notes on war service:

     Served three months in France

     11 Nov, 1917 - Gunshot wound in left thigh, discharged from hospital on 8 Feb 1918

     23 Nov 1918 - Married in Brighouse, Yorkshire

     24 May 1919 - Discharged at Quebec depot

Killed in action? : No

Notes on life after the war:

  • Arthur R. Oliver was the Reeve of Stanhope from 1931-1935.
  • Oliver was a Licensed Conveyancer after his teaching career was terminated when he was gassed overseas, took advantage of his outdoor life to paint and sketch and bequeathed his talents and interest to a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Coneybeare. Source: Dream of Excellence by Nila Reynolds. Published by Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts and Haliburton School of Fine Arts. 1976 pg/ 30

Link to digitized service file at Library & Archives Canada

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands Family Tree website

Information source: LIbrary & Archives Canada, Personnel Records of the First World War

Photo information & source:  Arthur Oliver in 1914 - Linda & Bev Coneybeare