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Sneinton
Oliver was born in 1888 in Sneinton and was the son of Oliver a frame work knitter and Kate Elizabeth Thurman née Squires . His father Oliver was born in 1856 in Loughborough, his mother Kate Elizabeth Squires was born in 1862 in Sneinton, they went on to marry in 1880 in Nottingham, they went on to have the following children all being born in Sneinton, Kate b1882, Annie B1884, Walter b1886, Oliver b1888 and Albert b1892. He was the brother of Miss A. Thurman, of 35, Loughborough Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham.(cwgc)
17 Jul 1916
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Sergeant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Oliver Thurman, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action on 17th July 1916. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
His brother Private Walter Thurman, served with the 45th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, he was wounded in action, a chest wound on 13th January 1917. He was wounded again, a gunshot wound to an upper arm, on 7th June 1917. (courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 ) Obituary notices published 15th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “THURMAN. — Killed in action, July 17th, Sergeant O. Thurman, beloved brother of Kate Montezin and husband (in France). “THURMAN. — Killed in action, Sergeant O. Thurman, Sherwood Foresters, aged 27 years, beloved brother of Annie Gardner and husband (in France). Sadly missed. “THURMAN. — Killed in action, July 17th, 1916, Sergeant O. Thurman, Sherwood Foresters, aged 27 years. – He will be greatly missed by his loving brothers Albert and Walter , who are now serving in the Australian Forces.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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