15881 Private Henry(Harry)Holman

8th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Exmouth, Devon in 1890.

His parents were Richard Barnes Holman(1854-1922) and Louisa Maria Carder(03/10/1853-1940). They were married in 1878.

Harry had 4 brothers; Richard(1879-1931),Frank(10/11/1882-1983),William(born in 1887) and Fred(24/02/1894-1966).

He also had 3 sisters; Elsie(born in 1885),

Edith Louise(born on 03/01/1887) and

Ellen(born on 16/08/1890).

In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living at 53 Bicton Street,Exmouth,Devon. Richard Snr didn't appear on this census as being a mariner,he was most likely away at sea at this time.

The 1901 census saw the family still at the same address and Richard Snr still working as a sailor.

In the 1911 census,the family were recorded as having moved next door to 52 Bicton Street. Harry was now employed as a mason(bricklayer).

He enlisted in Tonypandy, Glamorgan and his date of disembarkation into France was on 24/08/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

   

    

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