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Private Edwin HOLE, G/18652, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 18th November 1916, age 39.

Son of John & Mary Jane Hole, Old Way, Stogumber, Somerset.

5th August 1877, Stogumber, Somerset, baptism of Edwin Hole, son of John & Mary Jane Hole.

2nd August 1903, St Mary Magdalene Church, Chiswick,  married Caroline / Catherine Jepson, spinster

Child - John Edwin Hole, born 25th September 1904, Chiswick.


1911 Census - 10 Eyot Gardens, St Peters Square, Hammersmith - Edwin Hole, head, age 33, married, general labourer, builders, born Stogumber, Somerset; Catherine Hole, wife, age 32, married 7 years, 1 child, born Sandback, Cheshire; John Edwin Hole, son, age 6, born Chiswick, Middlesex.


Enlisted Chiswick, Middlesex, age 38 years & 4 months, height 5ft 7 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, red hair.  Resided  150 Duke Road, Chiswick, Middlesex. Formerly builders labourer.

27th November 1915 to 3rd October 1916, BEF 4th October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

27th November 1915, enlisted; 28th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 15th June 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.G/38065; 16th June 1916, posted 16th Royal Fusiliers; 1st September 1916, transferred & posted 22nd Battalion, Training Reserve; 4th October 1916, posted BEF & 26th Royal Fusiliers & embarked; 14th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, & posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 18th November 1916, posted missing.

16th July 1917, awarded pension of 18/9 to widow & one child.

2nd June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Catherine Hole, 150 Duke Road, Chiswick; Child - John Edwin Hole, 25th September 1904, 150 Duke Road, Chiswick; Father, John Hole; Mother, Mary Jane Hole, Old Way, Stogumber, Somerset; Brothers - James Hole, age 43, 76 Duke Street, Swansea; Isaac Hole, age 38, Telheston?, Somerset; Charlie Hole, age 32, Stogumber, Somerset; Sisters - Sarah Ann Dandall, age 39, 59 Cathnar? Road, Shepherds Bush; Kate Elizabeth Williams, age 38, 10 Glenwood Road, Harrogate; Mary Ann King, age 34, Stogumber, Somerset; Gertrude Maud Sansom, age 30, Stogumber, Somerset.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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