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Private G E Holden


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Private George Edward HOLDEN, G/2101, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th September 1916, age 35.

Born Brighton, Sussex, son of George and Florence Emily Holden, of 14A Hut, Tunnel Avenue, East Greenwich, London.


1911 Census - 111 Tuskar Street, East Greenwich, London, SE - George Holden, head, age 54, married, watch maker, own account, born Brighton, Sussex; Florence Emily Holden, wife, age 49, married 32 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Middlesex, London; George Edward Holden, son, age 29, single, fireman stoker, gas works, worker, born Brighton, Sussex; Walter Frank Holden, son, age 20, single, general labourer, gas works, worker, born London, Surrey; Charles Ernest Holden, son, age 17, single, leather metal travelling?, metal works, worker, born London, Surrey.


20th August 1911, Christ Church, Greenwich, George Edward Holden, age 30, bachelor, boiler attendant, 111 Tuskar Street, father George Holden, watchmaker, married Louisa Nowlan, age 28, spinster, 36, Calstock Street, Greenwich, Kent, father William Nowlan, deceased, labourer.

Enlisted  Woolwich, Kent, age 33 years & 20 days, height 5ft 7¼ inches, weight 129lbs, fresh complexion, green eyes, greyish hair, tattoo right arm I.L.J.B.  Resided East Greenwich, Kent. Formerly works labourer.

Home, 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 29th September 1916.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th January 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal;  14th April 1915, deprived of lance rank; 26th July 1915, posted BEF & embarked.

7th May 1917, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

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


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