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Full Name: Ernest Bailey Oliver
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Ernest Bailey
Surname: Oliver
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12635
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Shepherd
Next of Kin: W. Oliver (father), Woodville, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Embarkation Date: 6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 31
Page on Nominal Roll: 3
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 25 April 1919
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1919
Cause of Death: Accidentally killed on active service
Cemetery Name: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: P. 17.
Biographical Notes:
  • Ernest Oliver was the son of William Oliver and Hannah Jane Oliver. Born in England.
  • Accidentally killed (run over by limber)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Woodville Pioneer Museum, 1079 McLean Street, Woodville
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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