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HOLLYM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2010

The Hollym memorial can be found on the outside of St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Hollym. It takes the form of a plain tablet with a base and pediment flanked by two round pillars. There are 8 men listed who gave their lives in World War 1 nd 32 others who served and returned. The names on the memorialare in random order but have been sorted alphabetically here.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2010

HOLLYM
WAR MEMORIAL
1914 - 1919
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

BILTON Lewis
Bombardier 294826. 146th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, renumbered from 4626 146th (Hull) Heavy Battery. Died of wounds 25th September 1917, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) William Richard and Jane Elizabeth Bilton of 22 Ceylon Street, Hull, Yorks. Brother of Edgar Samuel Bilton. Born Withernsea and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 6 to 7 and 162.
BILTON Edgar [Samue]l
Private G/6826. 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916, aged 31 years. Son of (the late) William Richard and Jane Elizabeth Bilton of 22 Ceylon Street, Hull, Yorks. Brother of Lewis Bilton. Born Hollym, enlisted and resident Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.
BOASMAN Edgar
Gunner 241811. X, 15th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th August 1918, aged 33 years. Son of John and Sarah Ann Boasman of Holland (?), Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Lillian Boasman of 4 Elsie Villas, Holland Street, Hull, Yorks. Enlisted and resident Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 3 and 4.
BOASMAN George Lewis
Private 22725. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th May 1917. Born 1891 Hollym and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5.
COVERDALE L
Possibly Leonard Coverdale. Born 1891 Hollym, the son of Thomas Charles Coverdale (Farmer. Present Tot Lands, Hollym 1881 census) and Emily Coverdale (nee Harrison). Unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
COVERDALE T C
Possibly Thomas Charles Coverdale. Born 1879 Hollym, the son of Thomas Charles Coverdale (Farmer. Present Tot Lands, Hollym 1881 census) and Emily Coverdale (nee Harrison). Unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
DOUGLAS [James] Arthur
James Arthur Douglass on birth record and CWGC. Private 43253. 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 1st April 1918, aged 33 years. Son of George and Mary Douglass of Hollym, Yorks. Born Hollym, enlisted Beverley and resident Ottringham, Yorks. Commemorated Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. II.H.4.
ELDRET [James] William
Lance Corporal 64979. 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 16th April 1918. Born 1897 Welwick and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
WHITE Gibson
Private 13/1305. 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1918, aged 22 years. Son of William Henry and Mary Ellen White (nee Baker) of Hollym, Yorks. Born Hollym, enlisted Hull and resident Hollym, Yorks. Commemorated Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.A.26.
"THEIRS BUT TO DO AND DIE."
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TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
BILTON E
BIRKITT H
BOASMAN C
BRANT J
BRANT W
CLARK J
COVERDALE E
COVERDALE F
COVERDALE G
COVERDALE H
COVERDALE M
DAY E
DAY G
ELDRET S
FISHER A
FLEMING F
GREENWOOD A
GREENWOOD R
HOBSON E
HOBSON J E A
HOBSON J V
LEONARD H
PEARCY J H
No indication of casualty status but possible mistaken entry. Possibly John Henry Pearcy. Lance Corporal 13/1227. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 30th October 1918. Born 1897 Hollym and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Duhallows A D S Cemetery. IV.A.26.
PEARCY T D
RANDALL A J
RANDALL C H
RANDALL J L
RANDALL T
RANDALL W
SHARP L
WALLIS T

"THEY THAT HAD FOUGHT SO WELL
CAME THROUGH THE JAWS OF DEATH

BACK FROM THE MOUTH OF HELL."

Known Hollym connection NOT on memorial.

HILTON Arthur
Sergeant 1062. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1915, aged 31 years. Husband of Hilda G Brown (formerly Hilton) of 17 William Street, Hull, Yorks. Born Hollym and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21 and 31.
WILSON George Edward
Private 21029. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Father of Sarah Ellen Wilson of 13 Whittlebury, Towcaster, NTH. Born Hollym and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5.

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