From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Oliver '29

Date of birth: March 11, 1907

Date of death: July 23, 1936

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

The Eastern Gazette 7-30-1936, p.8 LIEUT. OLIVER'S FUNERAL

To Be Held at Universalist Church Next Sunday Afternoon

Considering that the late Lieut. William Oliver, Naval aviator killed in an airplane crash July 23 [1936] is as much of a hero as though he had died in action during wartime, his native town of Dexter is to accord him a full military burial. The burial service will be under the auspices of Edward J. Pouliott Post, American Legion and the Legion will be supplemented by a detachment of Marines from the Portsmouth Navy Yard. This detachment is being gladly tendered by order of the Commandment of the First Naval District in Boston.

The remains of Lieut. Oliver will reach Dexter [Maine] by train from San Diego, Calif., late Friday night but the services will not take place until 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Daylight Saving time. The funeral service will be held at the First Universalist church of this town, with Rev. Milo G. Folsom of the Pittsfield Universalist church officiating. Bearers will be members of Lieut. Oliver's class at N. H. Fay High school. Following the church service, the Legion and the Marines will conduct the march to the cemetery and the military burial service there.

It has been learned that Mrs. William Oliver is being accompanied across the continent by her sister-in-law, Miss Cleo Oliver, of this town, who was visiting her in San Diego and that Mrs. Oliver's sister, Miss Audrey Redding, of New Orleans has accompanied the Oliver children to the home of their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Redding, of New Orleans.

A military funeral was accorded Lieut. Oliver at the naval station in San Diego last Saturday.

He was a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 3F, which was based at Coco Solo, Canal Zone.

Class of 1929

William is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.