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06 Oct 1896
Nottingham
He was the son of James and Lizzy Holroyd of 393 Lenton Boulevard, later 18 Barrack Lane and then 236 Derby Road (all Nottingham). He was the brother of Alice Muriel, Gwendoline Lizzy and William Norman Holroyd. James Holroyd was an estate agent with offices in Front Street Arnold and Houndsgate Nottingham.
He was a talented cricketer.
30 Oct 1917
837076 - CWGC Website
B/201493
Private
1/28th Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
An official report described how 'A Company of the Artists' Rifles were wiped out when attacking Source Trench (which lay near a little stream then in flood called the Paddebeek) where enemy machine guns picked their targets among men held in the knee high suck of the mud.'
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  • Photo Source: The Old Boys of Nottingham High School Killed in the First World War. Unpublished. Courtesy of the school librarian. -