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Hucknall under Huthwaite
Luke was born in 1895 in Hucknall under Huthwaite, and was the son of George, a coal miner and Margaret Holland. George a native of Belper, Derbyshire, born 1857 and wife Margaret from County Cork, born 1864 made Huthwaite their family home living on Blackwell Road. They had a very large family having a total of 12 children, however sadly 5 of these children were to die in infancy before 1911. Some of his siblings were William b1881 Cork, Eli b1886 Blackwell, Cloe b1889 Skegby, and Rowland b1894 Skegby In the 1901 census he is shown as living at Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, Notts and by the 1911 census the family are living at Club Yard Huthwaite Nottinghamshire. this later census shows George 54 yrs a coal miner hewer living with his wife Margaret 47 yrs and their two sons Rowland 17 yrs a brick makers labourer and Luke 15 yrs a pony driver at the colliery. Luke was married at St Michaels and All Angels, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on 21st September 1914 to Annie Henstock, they subsequently had a daughter Jessie and lived at of 36, Stoneyford Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Following Lukes death his widow received a letter from the War Office dated 4th November 1916 informing her that she would receive a pension of 5 shillings for her and her daughter with effect from 6th November 1916.
He was an underground pit pony driver in 1911.
26 Apr 1916
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2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Luke originally enlisted on 6th January 1915 at Sutton in Ashfield and joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers , he went to Wrexham for training and in less than a week later on 12th January 1915 , he was discharged ' Not likely to become an efficient soldier. A few months later he tried again and enlisted at Mansfield on 24th June 1915, joining the Territorials and serving with 2/8th Territorial battalion, Sherwood Foresters. He gave his age as 21 yrs and 5 1/2 months. He stated his address as 36 Stoneyford Lane, Sutton in Ashfield, and his next of kin as his wife Annie Holland of the same address. Luke travelled with his battalion to Dublin during the Irish Rebellion 1916. He was wounded whilst fighting on 24th April 1916 on Northumberland Road, Dublin, he later died of these wounds on the same day. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin, he had served on 306 days with the Army. He was one of the 31 men of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who died during the Irish Rebellion 1916.
Notts Free Press – 19th. May, 1916. KILLED IN DUBLIN - SUTTON SOLDIER’S DEATH The photograph is that of Private Luke Holland, who was killed in the Irish rebellion. Private Holland, who was 22 years of age, was formerly a miner at New Hucknall Colliery, and was enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters on June 20th., 1915. He leaves a wife and one child. From the Captain of deceased’s company Mrs. Holland has received the following letter: “It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that during the severe fighting in which this Battalion took part in Dublin your husband was killed. I know full well what a blow this news will be to you, and the only consolation is that you may rest assured that he died doing his duty as a soldier and as a man. His loss is deeply regretted by all officers and men in his company
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