Biography of Private Arthur Holland (9550)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 1st November 1914

Soldier

  • Name: Arthur Holland
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: Henry Holland
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

Mother

  • Name: Mary Jane Moody
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place Of Birth: Metheringham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 11th December 1888 Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Elizabeth Holland, 1889, Pointon
  • William Harrison Holland, 1891, Pointon
  • Maud Mabel Holland, 1893, Pointon
  • Arthur Holland, 1895, Pointon
  • Florence Holland, 1896, Pointon
  • Ernest Holland, 1897, Pointon
  • Clara Holland, 1900, Dowsby
  • Thomas Henry Holland, 1903, Aslackby
  • Gladys Mary Holland, 1904, Aslackby
  • Herbert Holland, 1906, Aslackby

Census

  • 1901: Arthur is living with his parents in Dowsby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Arthur is living with his parents at Greatford, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a gardener (domestic).

Relatives in services

  • Two of Arthur’s brother was in WW1.

Marriage

  • No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 19th December 1914
    CASUALTIES IN THE LINCOLNS
    Appended is a list of further casualties in the Lincolns notified to the Officer Commanding at Lincoln depot:
    Additional casualties have been reported from the Base, dated Dec, 1st, as follows:- Wounded in action.
    Holland, 9550, Pte. A.

 

  • Lincolnshire Echo Tuesday 19th January 1915
    The following Lincolnshire Regy., casualties are reported from the Base under date Dec 1:
    WOUNDED
    Holland, 9550 Pte. A.

 

  • Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Tuesday 19th January 1915
    Holland, 9550, A., LINCOLNSHIRE Regt.

 

  • Lincolnshire Echo Tuesday 2nd March 1915
    LINCS. REGIMENT CASUALTIES
    The following casualties were reported under dates Jan 30 and 31:-
    WOUNDED and MIssing.
    Holland, 9550 Pte. A.

 

  • The Times Tuesday January 19th 1915
    WOUNDED
    LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT
    Holland, 9550 A.

 

  • Grimsby & County Times Friday 22nd January 1915
    Lincolnshire Regiment.
    ANOTHER LIST OF CASUALTIES.
    The following list of wounded non-coms. and privates of the Lincolnshire Regiment, under date of Dec 1st, was published on Monday:-
    Holland, 9550, A.

 

  • The Scotsman Tuesday 2nd March 1915
    PREVIOUSLY REPORTED WOUNDED, NOW REPORTED WOUNDED AND MISSING.
    LINCOLN REGIMENT
    Holland, 9550, A.

 

  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Tuesday 2nd March 1915
    Previously reported wounded, now reported wounded and missing.
    Lincolns
    Holland (9550), A.

 

  • The Times Tuesday March 2nd 1915
    Previously reported wounded, now reported Wounded and Missing.
    LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT.
    Holland, 9550, A.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Arthur Holland, 9550, 1st Bn Lincolnshire was killed in action on 1st November 1914 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Henry

Medals

  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 14 Star

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Edenham, Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels Church

 

© Margaret Nolan

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Stamford

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • British Newspaper Archive.
  • Fold 3
  • Find My Past
  • Genealogist
  • Forces War Records
  • British Army Service Numbers
  • War Gratuity Calculator
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives – Battalion War Diaries
  • General Registry Office

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