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Private W Hollman


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Private Walter HOLLMAN, G/4947, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, death presumed on or after 22nd July 1916, Flanders, France, age 38.

Born Ightham Kent, son of Joseph and Amelia Hollman of Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.

11th August 1904, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, married Louisa Heitmann, spinster, of Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Children - Marjery Ellen Hollman, born 9th September 1905, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent: Constance Helena Hollman, born 11th June 1907, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent; John Reginald Hollman, born 23rd October 1910, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent; Leonard David Hollman, born 24th November 1913, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - High Street, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent - Walter Hollman, head, age 33, married, jobbing gardener, nurseryman, worker, born Ightham, Kent; Louisa Hollman, wife, age 33, married 6 uyears, 3 children, all still alive, born Steoney, London; Margery Ellen Hollman, daughter, age 5, born Ightham, Kent; Constance Louisa Hollman, daughter, age 3, born Ightham, Kent; John Reginald Hollman, son, age 5 months, born Ightham, Kent. 


Enlisted 11th December 1914, Tonbridge Kent, age 36 years & 271 days, height 5ft 9 inches.  Resided at Ivy Hatch, Ightham Nr Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly gardener.

Home, 11th December 1914 to 21st April 1915; BEF, 22nd April 1915 to 22nd July 1916 .

11th December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

27th August 1917, pension of 28/9 a week awarded to widow and four children.

18th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow - Louisa Hollman, Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Children - Marjery Ellen Hollman, 9th September 1905, Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Constance Louise Hollman, 11th June 1907, Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; John Reginald Hollman, 23rd October 1910, Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Leonard David Hollman, 24th November 1913, Rose Bank Cottage, Ivy Hatch, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Father, Joseph Hollman, Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent; Mother, Amelia Hollman, Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent; Brothers - Frederick Hollman, age 30, Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent; Sisters - Amelia Hollman, age 44, Thistle? Cottage, Ightham, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Mrs ????? Isabel Smith, age 41, Thistle? Cottage, Ightham, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Mrs Edith Louisa Palinio?, age 37, Redwell, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11C, Somme, France  and on the Ightham War Memorial, brass plaque inside St Peters Church, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent.


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