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Oliver RILEY

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): Oliver

Place of Birth: Accrington, Lancashire

Service No: 206811

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lincolnshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-05-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Oliver Riley was the son of Joseph Edward and Sarah Annie Riley, née Mitchell. Joseph was born at Hapton and Sarah at Bury, Lancashire.

1891 Accrington, Lancashire Census: Arden Hall - Oliver Riley, aged 8 years, born Accrington, son of Joseph E. and Sarah Anne Riley.

1901 Accrington, Lancashire Census: Arden Hall - Oliver Riley, aged 18 years, born Accrington, son of Joseph Edward and Sarah Annie Riley.

Oliver was married to Jenny Fleming Laing in 1907. Jenny married William Allen in 1929.

1911 Huncoat, Lancashire Census: Woodside - Oliver Riley, aged 28 years, born Accrington, Lancashire, Chemical Manufacturer, husband of Jenny Fleming Riley.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Oliver Riley, 202442, Royal Lancaster Regiment & 206811, Lincolnshire Regiment.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Oliver Riley, 202442, 1/R. Lanc. R.; 206811, 1/Linc. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Oliver Riley, 206811, 1st Btn Lincoln Regt. Date and Place of Death: 27.5.18. In action France. To whom Authorised: Widow - Jenny F. Amount Authorised: £11 16s. 1d.

Oliver is commemorated on the Manchester University and St Anne's-on-Sea War Memorials.

A short biography of Oliver is included in: ‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lincolnshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lincolnshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): Oliver

Born: Accrington, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: St Annes-on-Sea, Lancs

Number: 206811

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/05/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 202442, R. Lancs Regt.

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): Oliver

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 206811

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/05/1918

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‘Preston Guardian’ (4 July 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

Mrs. Riley, St. George's Square, St. Annes, has received word that her husband, Pte. Oliver Riley, L.N.L.Regiment, was killed in action on May, 27th. Deceased, who was the son of the late Mr. J.E.Riley, J.P. of Arden Hall, Accrington, and of the Hapton Chemical Works.

‘Burnley Express’ (6 July 1918)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)

FORMER GUARDIAN

Mr. Oliver Riley Killed in Action

The death in action, on May 25th, was reported on Wednesday of Pte. Oliver Riley, of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Mr. Joseph Riley, formerly of Arden Hall, Accrington, and the Hapton Chemical Works. Official information was received by Mr. H.C. Snell, of Blackburn-road, Accrington, from the widow, who resides at St. Annes. Mr. Riley joined the Army as a private about eighteen months ago.

A young man of independent means, he was exceedingly well known in the district. For a period of 3½ years he was Rural District Councillor and Guardian for Huncoat on the Burnley Board from Dec., 1907, to May, 1911. He married a Durham young lady, and resided at Woodside, Huncoat, for some time, afterwards being at Embsay Kirk, near Skipton. Later he removed to St. George’s-square, St. Annes-on-the-Sea, where the widow and two children reside. He was about 34 years of age.

The late Mr. Oliver Riley was a well-known sportsman, having been connected with the Pendle Forest Hunt and the Rossendale Hunt, whilst he was also an enthusiastic motorist. He was at one time at Owens College, Manchester.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1918

RILEY Oliver of 7 St. George’s-square St Anne’s-on-Sea Lancashire died 27 May 1918 in France Probate London 19 November to Jenny Fleming Riley widow. Effects £16214. 5s. 7d.

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29 November 1918

Local Wills

The will has been proved of Private Oliver Riley, North Lancashire Regiment, formerly of Embsay and latterly of St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea, and of J. Riley and Sons, chemical manufacturers, Hapton, who was killed in action. He left £16,214.

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