- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/01
- Inscription 22905 Pte. T. H. Oliver
- Support loose
- Materials Silver
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Oliver, Private Theophilus Henry
- Measurements Height 4.0 cm, Width 3.0 cm
- Caption Private Theophilus Henry Oliver and Gunner Lionel Overton Oliver
- Additional Information Theo and Lionel Oliver were born within a year of each other. Bank clerk Theo enlisted in 1914, McGill student Lionel in 1917. Theo, a private, was killed at the Battle of St. Julien (2nd Ypres) in 1915 at age 19. Lionel, by then a 21 year-old gunner, was killed just prior to the Battle of Arras in August 1918.
- Caption Theodore Henry OLIVER
- Additional Information Born in Quebéc City in 1895, Oliver was attested on 29 September 1914 in the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). He departed from Québec aboard the SS Scotian on 4 October 1914. Oliver was reported missing and presumed killed, on 22 April 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres.
- Caption Medals Project- Oliver, Theophilus (Theo) Henry
Theophilus (Theodore or Theo) Henry Oliver was born in Québec City, Quebec, on 3 July 1895. He was the fifth of Stewart and Marina Oliver’s six children. His father was a civil engineer.
Oliver was a bank clerk when he enlisted in the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (Eastern Ontario) at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on 29 September 1914. He had previous military experience, having served one year in the 8th Royal Rifles militia regiment. Oliver sailed to England with his unit as a member of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 3 October 1914. After training on Salisbury Plain for four months, the Contingent was shipped to France in February 1915. Oliver was reported missing on 22 April 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres. On 29 June 1916, Canadian military authorities declared that Oliver, who was still missing, was presumed to have died on or after 22 April 1915.
Theophilus (Theodore or Theo) Henry Oliver is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, in Ypres, Belgium.