William (Bill) Oliver, Manager of Port Macquarie Marina holding a photo of his Grandfather: William Dalgleish Oliver, WW1.
William Dalgleish Oliver was in the First Light Horse AIF and fought at Gallipoli in the battle of Lone Pine. He suffered shocking wounds on 8 August 1915 and spent 8 months in hospital in Great Britain. Her returned to Australia in 1916 and led a remarkable active life as a Lawyer and died at the age of 55 from those war wounds. Light horse sword and medals.
Anthony William Oliver, Bill’s father, born November 1925 and passed away July 2007, he enlisted in WWII in 1943 in the 2/27th Battalion and travelled to Borneo to fight the Japanese. Whilst serving his father passed away and two months later he got the chance to go home and support his mother. While he was home, the Atomic Bomb was dropped and the war ended. Anthony William Oliver went on to train as a Lawyer and lived in Tamworth until July 2007.
Bill himself has been an Army Reserve and his daughter is now training as an Army Officer in Canberra.