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Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Hollingsworth and the brother of Ada Louisa, George, Lily, John Thomas and Joseph Edward Hollingsworth. They lived at 79 Coppice Road Nottingham.
In 1911 he was an errand lad.
22 Oct 1916
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792841 - CWGC Website
25058
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Henry Hollingsworth enlisted in The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) in April 1915, probably when he reached the age of 18. On 22 October 1916 the battalion occupied trenches on the Somme, which were deep with mud. The war diary for the day ' Bombardment of enemy trenches continued. Most of the battalion spent the early morning lying on the parapet shooting and sniping at the enemy as he tried to evade the shelling.; The battalion was relieved by the 2nd Northampton's at 2 am, and marched back to Tatler trench situated at T.8.a; Fine night, marching much easier, but great difficulty was experienced in finding the way. Guides were completely baffled by the darkness;' William Henry was one of three men killed that day. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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    William Henry Hollingsworth's name on Memorial - Photo by John Morse