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Private R H Holland


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Private Richard Henry HOLLAND, G/1003,  6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th October 1915, age 30.  

Born Forest Hill, SE, son of Richard Ernest Holland.

26th August 1909, Lewisham Register Office, married *Mary Lucy Perigo, spinster.


1911 Census - 106B Malham Road, Forest Hill, London SE - Richard Henry Holland, head, age 26, married, painters labourer, building trade, worker, born Forest Hill, London; Mary Lucy Holland, wife, age 25, married 3 years, no children, born Catford, London.


Formerly served in Royal West Kent Regiment Reserve.

Enlisted Deptford, SE, age 29 years & 63 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 114lbs, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, scar knuckle right hand, scar right knee. Resided 118 High Street, Sydenham, London / 42, Russell Street, Sydenham. London / 1 Stockwell Street, Greenwich. Formerly rustic builder.

Home, 2nd September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF, 1st June 1915 to 29th October 1915.

2nd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th April 1915 to 7th May 1915, absent, apprehended by Authorities; 1st June 1915, embarked; 29th August 1915, attached 2nd Corps, Woodcutting Detachment; 1st October 1915, rejoined Unit.

22nd May 1916, pension of 10/- a week awarded to widow.

*1921 now Mrs M L Walters.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.


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