George Holloway

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: The Welsh Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 737

Parents: Henry and Mary Holloway

Marital status: Married

Home address: 210 Charlton Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Colliery Worker

Date of birth: 1888

Place of birth: Conham, Bristol

Date of death: 23/12/1914

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Gorre British And Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 25

Further information:

George was born in Conham, Bristol the son of a labourer and the second youngest of five children with three sisters and a brother.

George married Louisa Lillian Vowles in June 1913 and their son Roy was born in June of 1914. He was just six months old when George died.

The 2nd Battalion landed at Le Havre as part of the 3rd Brigade in the 1st Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front. They fought in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne and the First Battle of Ypres, during which George was wounded and subsequently died of his wounds.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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