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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
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George Alfred Holley

Private
Tank Corps

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Born
Unknown - Unknown
Died
France and Flanders - 28 August 1918
Age
Unknown
Death
Unknown
Served in
Tank Corps
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
Unknown

George Alfred's story

Enlisted in Canning Town. Served in C Battalion Tank Corps, formerly served in the London Regiment.

C Battalion served with distinction throughout WW1 taking part in the Battle of Cambrai (20th November 1917), the March Offensive (1918), the Second Battle of Amiens (August 1918) and the Battle of the Hindenburg Line (September 1918).

The Imperial War Museum website has some photos of tanks from C Battalion and the Battle of Cambrai.

Service Number
70044
Mother
Unknown
Father
Unknown
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France
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One comment

  1. Keith Gilby
    April 27, 2014
    8:51 pm

    I owned his death plaque, which I was given by my grandfather when I was 5. I found it in my shed almost 50 years later, and sold it on eBay.
    The buyer whom I spoke to only collected tank regiment material.
    Clearly a brave chap, and at the forefront of military warfare.

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