Rank: Sapper 1625
Regiment or Ship: 2nd Home Counties Royal Engineers (T)
Service Number(s): 1625
Occupation: General Labourer
Date of Birth: 1873
Place of Birth: Eastbourne
Date of Death: 26.04.1915 (Died of wounds)
Place of Death: France Place of Burial / Memorials:
1. Longuenesse (St.Omer)Souvenir Cemetery, France.
2. Town Memorial Bexhill (recorded as HOLLEBONE). 3. St.Stephen’s Church Memorial Bexhill.
Address: 33 Salibury Road, Bexhill
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Father: John b.1842
Mother: Charlotte b.1838. According to the Commonwealth Grave Commission they were living at 18 Stanley Road, Eastbourne following the end of the First World War.
Sister: Caroline b.1869
Brother: George b.1877
Wife: Emily b.1871
Son: George b.1902
The 1911 census records 9 live births, 2 living.
First World War Experience
He served in France and Flanders and died of wounds in 1915. On the 20th April he was admitted to No.26 Field Hospital with shrapnel wounds to his neck. On the 25th April he was wounded again and taken to a casualty clearing station. His casualty form states he had a gun shot wound to his neck and chest. He died the following day.
He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.