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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Auchonvillers Military  Somme.  
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Herbert was born in 1895 in Retford and was the adopted son of George an agricultural labourer and his wife Elizabeth Cordall George and Elizabeth had a very large family of 12 children, however only eight survived till 1911. We first come across Herbert in the 1901 census he is 5 years of age and living at 13 East Road, Retford with his adopted parents and their family. In 1911 he is still living at 13 East Road with his adopted mother Elizabeth who by this time was a widow, also at the address is Herberts sister Edith Mary, he is now 15 years of age and is working as a labourer. On the CWGC record his sister is showed at the time of his death as Miss Edith Mary Hollingsworth, of 1, Kendall Row, Bowman Lane, Leeds.
11 Jun 1916
71933 - CWGC Website
24112
Corporal
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Herbert enlisted in Retford and at first served with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys ) Regiment with service number 18586 he was later transferred to the 1st battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. His medal index card shows his first entered a theatre of war on 24th August 1915 at Gallipoli which he survived and later went to the Western Front where he was killed in action on the 11th June 1916 whilst serving in France and is buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery , Somme, France grave reference II A 16 (Coll)
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Auchonvillers Military  Somme.  
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Herbert Hollingsworth - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Auchonvillers Military Somme. Courtesy of Murray Biddle