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Headquarters: a brief outline of the activities of headquarters of the third division and the 8th and 14th Brigades during their service in the Pacific

Sergeant J. H. Oliver

Sergeant J. H. Oliver

In civilian life Sergeant Oliver was employed by C. and A. Odlin, Ltd., working in that firm's radio section. On entering Trentham camp in September 1941 he was posted to regimental signals, and later transferred to artillery signals. He served in Fiji, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, and Treasury Islands with J section, Third NZ Divisional Signals, rising to the rank of sergeant, before being transferred to D section on Vella Lavella in January 1944. After landing on Green Island with the first flight he was in charge of the divisional report centre and later in the signals office at headquarters, where he remained until he returned to New Caledonia and New Zealand with the first essential industry draft in June 1944.