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Olivant, Richard John

Date of birth:
December 7th, 1887 (Bebington/Merseyside, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
June 19th, 1981
Service number:
J33204/JX 165793
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Joined HMS Ganges on 11th November 1914. He was a Seaman Gunner. First ship was HMS Warspite and he took part in the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916. Later he was posted aboard HMS Cockchafer and HMS Bee which were River Gunboats stationed out at China Station. On 7th December 1927, he transferred to the Royal Naval Fleet reserve as a Leading Seaman (Gunner). His served throughout WW2 and saw service in the Far East fighting against the Japanese.

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Rank:
Leading Seaman
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1931
Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Seaman
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1950
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Seaman
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1950
Burma Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Seaman
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1950
Defence Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Seaman
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1950
War Medal 1939-1945
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1962
For Services to the Post Office.
Imperial Service Order (ISO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Able Seaman

Admiralty Record ADM 171/111 Refers
1914 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Able Seaman

Admiralty Record ADM 171/111 Refers
Victory Medal 1914-1918
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Able Seaman

Admiralty Record ADM 171/111 Refers
British War Medal 1914-1920

Sources

  • Photo 1: Graham Parsons
  • - Family

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