1. Memorial:Vis-En-Artois MemorialPanel 6.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.125
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour35D GQS

Awards & Titles:

Military Medal

Family :

Son of the late H. E. Holland; husband of May L. G. Holland, of 29, Eaton Rd., Dover.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 8/East Surrey Regiment 

8th (Service) Battalion Formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 55th Brigade in 18th (Eastern) Division. Moved initially to Purfleet but by April 1915 was at Colchester. Moved to Salisbury Plain in May 1915. Landed at Boulogne 28 July 1915.

Action : The Second Battles of Arras 1918 

26 August - 3 September 1918. In a replica of the experience on the Somme which was happening concurrently a few miles further south, the old battlefields around Arras, so bitterly fought over in 1917 were taken and the Germans challenged on the Hindenburg Line. The Drocourt-Queant sector, which had proven such an obstacle in previous years was taken by the 3rd September and with the Hindenburg line broken in the sector the advance was again possible.

Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS), Dover (1917).

Detail :

War Diary See Note thaton 6th Sept it was announced that CQMS Holland had been awarded the MM. Not likely to have been for action on 1st Sept.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Military Jubilee No. 2195 E.C.East Kent

14th February 1917
21st March 1917
18th April 1917

The contribution record of the Lodge at the United Grand Lodge of England shows "Died 1.9.1918".

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