The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T Hollman


Private Thomas HOLLMAN, S/622,  1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, death assumed on or after, 4th October 1917, Flanders, France.

Born Ightham Kent.

1911 Census - Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent - Susan Hollman, head, age 68, widow, born Ightham, Kent, deaf from birth; John Hollman, son, age 47, single, farm labourer, worker,  born Ightham, Kent; James Hollman, son age 38, single, single, farm labourer, worker,  born Ightham, Kent; Albert Hollman, son age 32, single, single, farm labourer, worker,  born Ightham, Kent; Thomas Hollman, son, age 35, rag stone quarryman, Delver contractors for paving, worker,  born Ightham, Kent.

Previously served Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired.

Enlisted Maidstone Kent, age 39 years & 129 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 143lbs, grey eyes, light brown hair. Formerly labourer.

Home 10th September 1914 to 28th April 1915; BEF 29th April 1915 to 4th October 1917.

10th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd March 1915, Fort Darland, urinating in the ranks, 5 days confined to Barracks; 29th April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th April 1915, landed at 5 Infantry Base Depot; 3rd May 1915, joined Battalion, "B" Company In the Field; 11th September 1916, wounded, shell shock; 13th September 1916, rejoined Battalion, "B" Company; 14th April 1917, 1 Canadian Field Ambulance, diarrhoea; 17th April 1917, rejoined Battalion; 25th July 1917 to 4thAugust 1917, leave to UK; 4th October 1917 posted missing.

16th June 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by sister, Emily Homewood - Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - John Hollman, age 54, Ightham Common, Sevenoaks; Albert Hollman, age 42, Ightham Common, Sevenoaks; Arthur Hollmasn, age 36, Monckton's Cottages, Borough Green; Sisters - Mary Hilder, age 41, Oak Bank Lodge, Seal, Sevenoaks; Emily Homewood, age 38, Old Bury, Ightham, Sevenoaks.

Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and on the Ightham War Memorial, brass plaque inside St Peters Church, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent.

Information provided by Tony Grant of the  Snodland Historical Society

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