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Hello David

Have you seen the private message I sent you which gives my email address?  You get to private messages by clicking on your log in name.

Sounds great what you are doing.  You could try putting the names of the those you are still trying to track down on this messageboard - they'll probably be related to an 'Oliver' in some way or other - most of Combe, Stonesfield and Finstock are!!!

Linda



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Linda, thank you very much for getting back to me this week. I've completed the first draft of our memorial booklet. I will be working with a couple of other interested people to edit and refine over the next few weeks.

Thank you for the offer of a digi copy of Philip's photo. That will be hugely appreciated. Whilst trying to organise photos of the men of Combe, ( I have 9 out of 11,) a mystery has been revealed! When I opened the back of the memorial framed photos in the church I discovered that they were all scanned photocopies! As of yet I have not been able to discover where the original photos are....very curious.

I'm going to try to send you a copy of the draft as it stands at the moment....I may find a button that works on this page. Otherwise, thank you very much indeed. I will mention the 'there but not there Tommy', which I think is a lovely idea, to  a friend in the village who does much for the church and see if we can get a response from our vicar.

 

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Hello David

Very pleased to hear that you are compiling a booklet to commemorate the end of WW1 for Combe.  Philip Oliver was my Great Uncle (my Grandmother's brother).  I have a photograph of him which I will send to you.  I think I can do this through the private messaging on this site.

Earlier in the year I wrote to the Vicar of Combe asking if the Church would be taking part in the 'there but not there Tommy' tribute as I would have liked to have placed one of these tributes in the Church in remembrance of Philip.  Unfortunately, I never received any response.

Philip was killed in November 1914.  I have a few details which I can pass on to you.  Give me a few days to sort them out and then I'll send you a private message.

Linda 



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Good morning! I'm putting together a small (and short!) publication to commemorate the end of WW1. Of course, Philip Oliver is on our village memorial in Combe. I have found a photograph of him on the internet in the uniform of the Grenadier  Guards.  I would love to include this photo in the booklet. The copy I have seen  is copyright protected; I wondered if it might be possible for you to send me  an digital copy which I may use. I will, of course, send you a copy of the publication once printed. It might be a good idea if I check with you re life story as well before going to press.

 

 

 



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