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  • 13558 L/Cpl Clarence Percy Holliday died of wounds at sea and is commemorated on the Helles memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
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Ordsall, Retford
He was the son of Frederick and Annie Elizabeth Holliday and the brother of Clarence Percy and Evelyn May Holliday. In 1911 they lived at 17 Plough Yard Ordsall Retford Nottinghamshire. Clarence was a cousin to Gunner Trevor John Holliday, D Battery 261st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, who also served and died on 21st February 1918.
1911 - Contractors labourer, Waterworks Worker. Great Northern Railway employee
06 Oct 1915
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Lance Corporal
9th (Service) Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Clarence Percy Holliday was with the battalion in the front line north of Jephson's Post when he was shot on 6 October 1915. He had a Gun shot wound to the abdomen and back. He was taken to 26th Casualty Clearing Station and then onto HS Gloucester Castle. He died of his wounds on board ship and was buried at sea on 10 October 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. John Morse
Obituary Lance Corporal Clarence Holliday - Retford Times 29th October 1915 'Ordsall Soldier Killed News has been received that Corporal Clarence Holliday of the Sherwood Foresters, second son of F Holiday of 6a Church lane, Ordsall, died of wounds on 6th October whilst serving in the Dardanelles. The brave soldier, who was only 22, was formerly employed on the Great Northern Railway and enlisted very shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. He was wounded some time ago in France and after his recovery was sent to the Dardanelles. Much sympathy is felt with Mr Holliday in the loss of his son, who was highly respected in a wide circle of friends. Mr Holliday has been employed at the Northern Rubber Works for twenty six years.' His personal items where sent to Mrs E M Holliday, 6a Church Lane, Ordsall, Retford, Notinghamshire
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  • 13558 L/Cpl Clarence Percy Holliday died of wounds at sea and is commemorated on the Helles memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
    Clarence Percy Holliday name on Memorial - 13558 L/Cpl Clarence Percy Holliday died of wounds at sea and is commemorated on the Helles memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
  • Retford Times 29.10.1915
The above is a portrait of Corporal Clarence Holliday, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mrs F Holliday, Church Street, Ordsall who died of wounds October 6th  in the Dardenelles.
    Clarence Percy Holliday - Retford Times 29.10.1915 The above is a portrait of Corporal Clarence Holliday, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mrs F Holliday, Church Street, Ordsall who died of wounds October 6th in the Dardenelles.