In 1939 it is recorded he was time expired RAF and was living at Yelverton Arms, St John’s Street, Whitland. This makes it likely he was managing the Yelverton Arms Hotel, owned by his brother John Olive. The Olive family ran a number of hotel in the area, including the Boars Head at Carmarthen and the Feathers Hotel at Aberayron.
He left to join His Majesty's Forces 1942
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Whitland Patrol||Patrol member||Unknown||1942|
The Hotel was put up for sale in 1945 after the death of John Olive. Many years later, after the closure of the hotel, and known as Yelverton House, it became the offices of Llewelyn Davies accountants, which had been founded by another patrol member.
TNA ref WO199/3389
Western Mail, 21 Nov 1930, 24 Oct 1945