HOLLAND Frederick John

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Private Frederick Holland was the son of George and Mary Holland and was born between October and December 1889 in Forest Gate in London although his family had originally come from Rutland. His mother, Mary Ellen Revell, was born in Greetham where her family had lived since at least 1799 and stayed there until she married in 1888. Frederick's father was from Leicestershire and after their marriage the couple moved to London. For a time as a child Frederick stayed with his aunt and uncle in Bethnal Green, East London, but when his father died in 1908, Frederick, his mother and sister Annie moved back up to Greetham and lived at Hillside Villa. Frederick was working in the village as a butcher according to the census of 1911. He married Daisy on 7 January 1913 and moved back to London, where he continued as a butcher. The couple had two young daughters, Annie and Gwendoline. Frederick enlisted with the the 6th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) on 11 December 1915 and died on 14 July 1917 aged 24. He has no known grave and is remembered on Bay 7 of the Arras Memorial. He is not on Greetham's war memorial or mentioned in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War, but his name is included in Greetham's new Roll of Honour inside the church. His wife Daisy remarried and moved to Romford but his mother remained in Greetham until January 1938, when she died aged 75.

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A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Saturday 19th March '16 at 11:39pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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