The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Lance Sergeant A T W Holness


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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.

AWARDS: MM


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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