O Salter
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Chale -
- Oliver Salter -


Oliver (Ollie) Salter, County Asylum, Whitecroft, Isle of Wight

Private 11222 O Salter, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment

Oliver Salter was born on 4th May 1879, the son of Mary Ann Salter. In the 1881 Census, he is listed with his mother, and her parents, Abraham and Jane Salter, at Walpan, Chale.
In the 1891 Census he is listed with just his grandparents at Middle Bramston, Chale Green, Chale.
He married Alice Elizabeth Attrill on 31st March 1898. They lived at East View, Chale.
The family moved to South Farm Whitecroft (part of the County Asylum) and he commenced work 5th June 1905 as Cowman & Carter, rising to Head Cowman/Carter.
The couple had five children :- Mabel Ellen (b. 1897), Abraham (b. 1899), Norah Alice (b. 1901), George (b. 1904) and James (b. 1911).
In 1911 Oliver is shown as a Farm labourer at the County Asylum.
Oliver Salter left his employment at the County Asylum on 7th Sept 1914 and enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regt., then later transferred to the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regt.

He died of wounds in France on 16th May 1915, aged 36, and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
His death was reported in the Isle of Wight County Press of 5th June 1915.

CWGC record ...

Further information

His name appears on the Chale War Memorial,
the St Andrew's Church, Chale Roll of Honour,
Chale School Roll of Honour
and also at
Whitecroft Hospital
Carisbrooke War Memorial
Gatcombe St Olave's Church Rolls of Honour
County War Memorial at Carisbrooke Castle

Photographs and information provided by : Ann Barrett. Oliver Salter was the grandfather of Ann's husband, the late Les Barrett (whose mother was Norah Alice Salter).
Chale : O Salter Chale : O Salter IWCP report Chale : O Salter grave Chale : O Salter grave
Oliver SalterIW County Press reportMedal Index CardOliver Salter's headstone in Bailleul Cemetery


Site designed by Community Internet Services