1. Memorial:Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery Villers-Plouich
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.125
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Oswald Mangin Holden and Henrietta Holden, of Gailey Vicarage, Staffs; husband of Ella Mary Holden, of Penn Cot, Cooden Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.

Education & Career :

Undergraduate, Oxford University, resident at Gailey Vicarage, Stafford (1897).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Army Chaplains Dept (Att 60 Brigade) 

Action : The Cambrai Operations and associated actions  

20 November - 30 December 1917. As the Battle of Third Ypres closed down the opportunity presented itself for a short but rapid attack on the German positions near Cambrai. Drawing on the considerable lessons learnt at Ypres the battle plan concentrated on better ground the combined resources of infantry, artillery, tanks and air support in what was in part a blueprint for the combined operations that are now a normal part of military thinking and planning. It was at first spectacularly successful but again the German ability to reorganise and counter attack was demonstrated to such an extent that by the end of the battle virtually all gains were lost. British casualties were about 45,000.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

26th October 1897
30th November 1897
22nd February 1898

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