Other names: Oliver Cecil
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireNew Malden, SurreyBroxted, Dunmow, EssexCambridge, Cambridgeshire
Story: Oliver Cecil Wareham was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 5 Oct 1890 and baptised there on 4 Jan 1891 the son of Harry Wareham and Lydia Laura Wareham (nee Rideout). He lived all his early life in Wise Lane, East Knoyle. He had enlisted with the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 23677). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but over the time he was with the 1st, 2nd and 5th Battalions. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Sophia Curtis at Christ Church, New Malden, Surrey, on 23 Jul 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mill House, Broxted, Dunmow, Essex, working as a Domestic Butler. He died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, on 30 Jul 1940. His brother, Edgar Wareham, also served but died during the conflict.