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Olive, Alfred Sydney, of Ellisboro, Saskatchewan, Class of ’18 (B.S.A.). Military Service: Private, No. 910017, 196th Bn., Attestation Papers.
Additional Biographical Information: Brother of Arthur K. Olive.
Undergraduate, A. S. Olive, 910017, 196th Univ. Batt. (Killed in Action).
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov 1917), 9.
It is with deepest regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Corporal Sydney Olive, who made the supreme sacrifice in the great struggle for freedom on the battlefield of Flanders. In the fall of 1913 Sydney entered the new college with the ’18 Class, of which he was a prominent and active member for three years, and it is by this class especially that the news of his death is felt very keenly. Mr. A. K. Olive, a ’14 graduate, also on active service is a brother. In the spring of 1916, Mr. Olive, with the many other prominent college boys, joined the 196th University Battalion. Later he was drafted to another battalion, but was only in the trenches a brief time previous to his death. As we are justly proud of this splendid contribution of manhood to the Canadian ranks, so our feelings of sincere regret and sympathy go out to those who mourn an irreparable loss.
Managra, v. XI, No. 1, Nov 1917, p. 4
Olive, Alfred Sidney: Agric ’18; Enlisted 20-2-16; Pte. 196th Bn.; Transferred to 46th Bn.; Service in France Feb 1917 to 20-8-17; Killed in Action 20-8-17.
University of Manitoba, Roll of Honour, 1914-1918 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1923), 23. (Plate G)
Date of death: 20 August 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference: IX. F. 13.