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Private J J Holman


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Private Jesse James HOLMAN, G/21551, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th September 1918, age 27.

Born , Kings Lynn, Norfolk, son of James and Agnes Mary Holman, of "Avenue," Avenue Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk.


1911 Census - "Avenue," Avenue Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk - James Holman, head, age 43, married, Locomotive Engine Driver, Railway Company, born East Dereham, Norfolk; Agnes Mary Holman, wife, age 42, married 20 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Kings Lynn, Norfolk; Jesse James Holman, son, age 20, single, brewers clerk, born Kings Lynn, Norfolk; Ernest William Holman, son, age 18, single, bricklayers labourer, born Kings Lynn, Norfolk; Ethel Tinkler, niece, age 13, school, born Stratford, Essex.


Enlisted North Walsham, Norfolk, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 132lbs. Resided "Avenue," Avenue Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Home 30th September 1914 to 26th July 1917; BEF 27th July 1917 to 28th October 1917; Home 29th October 1917 to 18th August 1918; BEF 19th August 1918 to 27th September 1918.

30th September 1914, enlisted & posted 6th Cyclist Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, Service No.1253; 6th May 1916 to 22nd June 1916, 1st Eastern General Hospital, hernia; 5th July 1917, transferred to Army Cyclist Corps, Service No.21485; 27th July 1917, posted BEF; 29th July 1917, Southampton, embarked; 30th July 1917, Havre, disembarked; 31st July 1917, Rouen, joined Cyclist Base Depot; 16th September 1917, posted to XVIII Battalion In the Field;  22nd October 1917, 55 Field Ambulance, wounded gun shot wound face; 23rd October 1917, H6 Casualty Clearing Station; 23rd October 1917, Boulogne, 13 General Hospital; 28th October 1917, to UK Hospital Ship SS Stad Antwerpen; 29th October 1917, posted Depot, Army Cyclist Corps; 29th October 1917 to 13th November 1917, Military Hospital, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, shell wound face / upper jaw, severe; 11th March 1918 to 21st March 1918, furlough from 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds; 29th March 1918, posted Depot, Army Cyclist Corps; 19th August 1918, Folkestone, embarked; 19th August 1918, Boulogne, disembarked; 20th August 1918, "J" Infantry Base Depot; 20th August 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment;  24th August 1918, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

22nd October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Holman, "Avenue," Avenue Road; Mother, Agnes Mary Holman, "Avenue," Avenue Road, Kings Lynn; Brother - Ernest W Holman, age 27, Keppel Street, Windsor Road, Kings Lynn.

28th January 1920, Probate - Jesse James Holman, of "Avenue," Avenue Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Private Royal West Kent Regiment, died 27th September 1918, in France or Belgium. Administration (with will),  Norwich 28th January to Agnes Mary Holman, (wife of James Holman). Effects £161 0s 9d.

Buried at  Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, VIII. A. 16., France.


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