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Private H H Holdstock


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Private Harry Hubert HOLDSTOCK, G/506, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd July 1916, age 29.

Born Tenterden, Kent, son of Nelson and Mary Jane Holdstock, (nee Tickner), of 3, Field Cottages, Golden Square, Tenterden, Kent. 

23rd August 1885, Parish Church, Tenterden, baptism of Harry Hubert Holdstock, son of Nelson and Mary Jane Holdstock.


1911 Census - Yotes Court, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent - Herbert Holdstock, servant, age 24, single, chauffeur, born Tenterden, Kent.

1911 Census - 3, Field Cottages, Golden Square, Tenterden, Kent - Nelson Holdstock, head, age 58, married, builders carpenter, worker, born Tenterden, Kent; Mary Jane Holdstock, wife, age 58, married 38 years, 11 children, 8 still alive, born Rolvenden, Kent; *Frederick Arthur Holdstock, son, age 19, single, journeyman butcher, worker, born Tenterden, Kent.

*Private Frederick Arthur Holdstock, The Queens (Royal Surrey Regiment), Service No.45624, transferred to 198th Company, Labour Corps, 73471, died 23rd March 1918, age 26, commemorated Pozieres Memorial, Panel 94.


Enlisted Maidstone Kent, age 28 years & 50 days, height 5ft 7¼ inches, weight 165lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. large scars on chest & back. Formerly chauffeur.

Home 31st August 1914 to 31st may 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 3rd July 1916.

31st August 1914, enlisted; 1st September 1914, joined at Maidstone Kent; 3rd September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1915, posted BEF & embarked; 8th March 1916, wounded; 9th March 1916, 18 Casualty Clearing Station, gun shot wound, eyes; 10th March 1916 to 21 a.y.; 11th March 1916, 39 Hospital, Le Treport, NYD; 5th April 1916, transferred to No.36 Convalescent Depot; 23rd April 1916, Etaples 12 Infantry Base Depot; 5th May 1916, rejoined Battalion.

30th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Nelson Holdstock, 3, Field Cottages, Golden Square, Tenterden; Mother, Mary Jane Holdstock, 3, Field Cottages, Golden Square, Tenterden; Brothers - Nelson Tickner, age 47, Willow Tree, Tenterden; Charles Holdstock, age 42, 25 Blenheim? Road, Dartford; Ernest Holdstock, age 40, Ivy? Cottage, Silver Hill, Tenterden; Ned? Holdstock, age 37, Stone Cottage, Great Chart; Sisters - Ellen Coley, age 44, Iden Green, Benenden; Edith Emily Seekings, age 25, Park Nursery, Hutton, Essex.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial,  Pier and Face 11 C, Somme, France and at St. Lawrence Church, Mereworth, Kent.


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