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Thomas Holroyd was born in 1880 in Plymouth. In the 1911 census he is shown as being 31 yrs of age, single and a corporal and is with his battalion 2nd battalion Devonshire Regiment in barracks in Malta. In 1914 he married his wife Matilda Simpson in Nottingham, and they lived at 67 Corporation Road, Nottingham
He was a career soldier
22 May 1916
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Dorset Regiment
Sergeant Thomas Holroyd enlisted in Exeter Devon he was residing at Nottingham at this time. He initially served with service number 6911 in the Devonshire Regiment and later transferred and served with 2nd Bn, Dorset Regiment, which was sent to Mesopotamia. Suffering with fever he was sent to one of the seven general hospitals on the banks of the Tigris, but died on 22/05/1916. He was buried in Amara War Cemetery, but as a result of deterioration of the headstones his name is now commemorated on a screen wall.
'Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour, 10 June 1916: ‘Holroyd. Died of fever in Persian Gulf, May 22nd, Sergeant T Holroyd, the beloved husband of Matilda Holroyd, of 67, Corporation-road. Duty nobly done. From his sorrowing wife.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) In memoriam published 22nd May 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HOLROYD. – In loving memory Sergt. T. Holroyd, the beloved husband of Matilda Holroyd, died of fever, Mesopotamia, May 22nd, 1916. To forget you is a vain endeavour. Loving memory clings for ever.” Above 'in memoriam' is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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