No.5837259, Private, Oliver DOCKERILL
Aged 20

believed to be his medal entitlement

1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Died on Sunday, 12th March 1944

Oliver Dockerill was born in Horseheath (Linton Q2-1922 3B:788), baptised in Horseheath on 24th June 1923, son of Emily DOCKERILL of The Green, Horseheath.
His mother seems to be the Emily DOCKERILL [28 Oct 1892] who married Alfred AGER [7 Jan 1887] in 1928,both living at 9 Council Cottages, Shudy Camps Road, Horseheath in 1939. CWGC have his aunt as Mrs E BOWERS of Old Chesterton (perhaps Ethel née DOCKERILL, 9 Ashfield Road, Chesterton, in 1939).

His connection with Castle Camps is not known at present.

The 1st Loyals fought with the 1st Army in Tunisia, before going to Italy via Anzio, where they joined the 98th Army and fought their way north.
He died during a lull in the fighting for Monte Cassino due to the bad weather and a few days before the USAF destroyed the monastery. The only one of his battalion to die that day.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Oliver Dockerill is buried in Naples War Cemetery, grave 2:H:3

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