The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Lance Sergeant A T W Holness


Lance Serjeant Albert Thomas William HOLNESS, G/8399, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th August 1917, age 21.

6th July 1896, born Ramsgate, Kent, son of Thomas James & Ada Ellen Holness, of 17, Wellington Crescent, East Cliff, Ramsgate, Kent. 

1911 Census - 7 Belmont Street, Ramsgate, Kent - Thomas Holness, head, age 39, married, fisherman, worker, born Ramsgate, Kent; Ada Holness, wife, age 37, married 15 years, 8 children, all still alive, born St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Kent; Albert Holness, son, age 14, shop errand boy, worker, born Ramsgate, Kent; Maud Holness, daughter, age 13, born Ramsgate, Kent; Victor Holness, son, age 11, born Ramsgate, Kent; Ada Holness, daughter, age 9, born Ramsgate, Kent; Jessie Holness, daughter, age 7, born Ramsgate, Kent; Nellie Holness, daughter, age 5, born Ramsgate, Kent; Thomas Holness, son, age 2, born Ramsgate, Kent; Eileen Holness, daughter, age 1 month, born Ramsgate, Kent.

Enlisted Ramsgate, Kent.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,  Panel 45 and 47., Belgium.


London Gazette 28th September 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Ladies, Non-commissioned Officers and Men : 

G.8399 L./Sjt. A. T. Holness, Royal West Kent Regiment (Ramsgate).

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