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George Henry Holland

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Portrait of Captain George Henry Holland. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 115787

Portrait of Captain George Henry Holland. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrific …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Holland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/373 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1885 AWMM OnewheroAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Holland (father), Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/373 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      3 June 1916 AWMM
      For invaluable services rendered during the whole time between the landing and the evacuation. London Gazette. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      For distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir C. Munro's command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Holland was the son of John and Emily Holland of Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM IV.K.9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Tuakau, WW1, 1914 - 1918, Tuakau Memorial Hall, George Street, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • St. Aidans Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • "Under cover of an artillery and trench mortar barrage they filed out into No-Man's-Land, and immediately the barrage lifted rushed in. They quickly bombed five dug-outs, killing some twenty of the enemy, and then returned with two prisoners and a light machine-gun, suffering no loss themselves. The whole operation barely took five minutes, and was a splendid example of the perfectly successful raid. A retaliatory barrage put down by the enemy caused a few casualties—amongst them being Major Holland, M.C. His death was a heavy blow, not only to the Regiment but also to the Brigade and the Division. Enlisting as a private in the same section of the 6th Company as Tuck, Tilsley and Melville, he had earned a wonderful reputation during the Gallipoli days."
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 10 July 2018
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  • My grandfather George McLaren mentions George Holland in his ww1 diaries a couple of times. George McLaren was a specialist "bomber" in the 3rd Auckland Company ... and he attended "bombing" schools in the field (in preparation for the upcoming Battle of the Somme) that were held by then Cpt Holland (Hollands military records state that he was a "Grenade Officer").

    "Friday 18th of August 1916 - Short lecture on bomb fighting by Cpt Holland, speech also by Plugge".

    " Monday 28th of August 1916 - XXXXX XX in morning, wet. Afternoon had a lecture by Cpt Holland".


    Very sad to see that now Major George Holland didn't survive the war ... may he rest in peace.

    Following is what the official history says of his death ... as a memorial to the man.
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 10 July 2018
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14 April 2019GlennWellingtonResearcher
10 July 2018StevenBrisbaneResearcher
17 September 2015PaulHarlow, EnglandOther

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