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Pte J Holland


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I have a soldier Pte Joseph Holland, no 108732, 13th Kings Liverpool.

Could anyone tell me, when he would have enlisted.

He actually died in April 1919, at first i thought he never left these shores, but he has a MIC, In the Roll of honour it says he died of wounds

Could a Kings expert throw any light on this for me.

many thanks

Nick

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Completely agree with Peter, here's the CWGC entry

Casualty Details

Name: HOLLAND, JOSEPH

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit Text: 13th Bn.

Age: 18

Date of Death: 23/04/1919

Service No: 108732

Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Holland.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: M. C.E. 351.

Cemetery: WIGAN CEMETERY

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Nick

Unusual (but not unknown) SDGW entry post 1918, also noting that the date on SDGW differs by one day from CWGC. The regimental history shows the same date as SDGW.

As he was only 18 when he died, he can't have been in service for long. Looking through SDGW, I would suggest that he was probably wounded in the attack on Cambrai, 7th to 9th October 1918. When the 13th were withdrawn to Flesquieres on the 9th, they had suffered 1 officer and 9 OR killed, 8 officers and 121 OR wounded or missing.

But that's just speculation!

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