Oliver was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 4 Section, “B” Platoon. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 10 Jan 1942 and was a member of the famous Dili Raid on the night of 15/16 May 1942, conducted by No 4 Section.
He was Killed in Action on 14 Aug 1942.
Oliver was Mentioned in Despatches, (Posthumous), London Gazette, 25 May 1943 and in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 119-3 Jun 1943. These are the two Gazettes for the Timor Campaign.
Robert was buried at AMBON WAR CEMETERY, 19. C. 16.
His real name was Robert Ewan Oliver.
Edited by Peter Epps
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