Olive, Eric William

Age: 26
Date of birth: c1914

Parents: Stephen William and Elizabeth Olive
Wife: Alice Emily Hewitt
Address: 39 Guy Street, Warwick


Eric was born in 1914 in Blean, a village near Canterbury, Kent. In 1911 his parents, Stephen William and Elizabeth, were living in Bromley, Kent with Eric’s brother Stephen, born in 1905. Eric’s father was a grocer. He died in 1929 aged 48.

Eric married Alice Emily Hewitt in Warwick in 1936. They had two children Brian John (1937-2013) and Pamela born in 1940 a few months before her father died.

His mother, Elizabeth, died in 1947 aged 69. His wife, Alice, died in 1984 aged 74.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 5107542
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 144th Infantry Brigade, 48th (South Midland) Division
Date of death: 28th May 1940
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action near Dunkirk
Commemorated/Buried: Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 41
Commemorated locally at:

Eric is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial:


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