World War Two Poems

Written During and after WW2 By K Lowe/Oliver


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World War Two Poems by Kathleen Lowe/Oliver

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 Frederick & Kathleen Oliver


(Webmaster: Jeff Unsworth)

This Website remains live in memory of Kathleen Lowe Oliver 

Who died, 28th July 2012

1921 - 2012


Battle of Britain - R.A.F.

A few of Kathleen Lowe Oliver's earlier poems written during and after WW11. Many of them relate to the death of her husband Sgt Frederick Oliver of Wigan. He and the pilot of a Lancaster (mk Lm 138), Harry Cooke of New Zealand were shot down over France on the night of June 23rd - 24th 1944. They came down in Mayor Vandaeles farm field and were buried by the villagers in the local churchyard at Socx. The people of Socx have recently completed a wonderful group of new residences - for a mix of homeless older people, and families with young children, which they named the Oliver-Cooke Cottages in honour of my husband and his pilot. Myself and our son Kevin Frederick Oliver and family were guests of honour at the recent dedication ceremonies September 13th - 15th, 2006.


Mayor Vandaeles presents me with a plaque.

Unveiling of the street sign.

Mayor Vandaeles ( holding picture of Sgt Fred Oliver ) and the Oliver Family

( Acknowledgements )

To Andre, Danielle, and their son Regis Berteloot, who cared for the graves since 1944 I gratefully dedicate these poems.

To the children of the school of Socx for their talented paintings of the crash (inspired by their kindly friend of many years, Andre Berteloot) with messages to me (perfectly written in English!) and for their lovely singing, and to their inspired teacher Cathy Hameaux.

To Mayor Charles Vandaele, son of the wartime Mayor on whose farm the plane crashed.

To Consul General Christopher Baker MBE. A great comfort and a real rock of Gibraltar during a stressful but wonderful time.


Kathleen L Oliver.

I am originally from the Lancashire town of Wigan, England but now live in the state of New York, USA.

 This site contains a collection of poems that I have written over a period of many years.

My story begins during World War Two when my husband Fred Oliver was shot down in France in June, 1944.



It is with sadness that I announce the death of Kathleen Lowe Oliver, who died peacefully in New York, USA on 28th July 2012, aged 90 years. 1921 - 2012. Kathleen's poetry has, over the years had an effect on many people from all around the world, both Young and old. Her poems were born from her own personal experience and she had an amazing talent for expressing her feelings in words. This website was built to share her poems to a world wide audience and Kathleen was always heartened by the many lovely comments. This website will stay live in memory of Kathleen. Jeff Unsworth ( Webmaster )

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( All Poems ) Copyright © Kathleen Lowe Oliver 2007

World War Two Poems



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