Oliver Tame 1888-1926

Oliver was born in January 1889 in Abingdon, Berkshire, the first child of Charles John Tame and his wife Sarah. (although he may have had an older sister from before the marriage)

He moved with his parents to Wolverhampton in 1890 and in 1891 they were living in Graiseley Passage. His Father was working at Butlerís brewery at that time.

In 1901 he was not with the family on census night but was a visitor at the house of Francis and Clarissa Quinton in Bridge street, Park Village, not far away from home. It is possible he had moved out due to lack of room, as by 1901 he had a younger brother and 4 younger sisters all living in a two up two down terraced house.

By 1910 he had moved to Pendlebury in Lancashire and it was there he married Annie Roberts. Annie had previously lived in the next street to Oliver in Wolverhampton. In 1911 Oliver and Annie were still in Lancashire visiting the family of John Coker, in Pendlebury. Oliver has recorded his occupation as a Tile Manufacturers labourer. They had a daughter, Winnie, registered in Pendlebury in 1912 but then returned to Wolverhampton where they had a son, George Henry, in 1914.

In early 1914 Oliver signed up for the Territorial Army and became a private in the South Staff Regiment 1/6th division when war broke out in 1914. At the time he was working with his brother George Henry at Wm Butlerís brewery

In 1915 he went to France with this regiment, where they were to spend most of the war on the western front.

He was remembered for his war service on the memorial constructed and placed in the brewery yard, his name is next to his younger brother George Henry Tame who also served and survived the war, to return to the brewery. The monument is now in the Black Country Museum.

W H Butler memorial

Detail from memorial

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When he returned to the UK he took up residence at 16 Bank Street, Park Village, Wolverhampton, possibly with Annie's Parents

He had four more children with Annie, these being:-Edna, Lillian May, Florence Alexandra, and Rhoda.

Some time after returning to the UK Oliver developed gangrene and had to have part of his leg amputated, after which he was fitted with a wooden leg.

Oliver died in May 1926, aged just 38, only a month after the birth of his daughter, Rhoda, and was buried on 22nd May 1926 in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Heath Town Wolverhampton. (Grave reference OG (old Ground) /O35/14) When his wife Annie died on 27th January 1966 her remains were cremated at Bushbury Crematorium and a memorial plaque to Oliver and Annie, was placed in the Granite Cross Section of the graveyard at location F137 You can see the location of the granite cross on the google maps below

Oliver memorial Picture by Gail Kelly 12/8/2018

W H Butler memorial

Detail from memorial


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Page updated May 2018 by Bob Tame (www.tameclan.me.uk)