|1. Grave:||Bard Cottage Cemetery||I.A.5|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.125|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||12B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Family :Born at Birkenhead, son of Susan and the late William R. Hollson, of 55, Grange Mount, Birkenhead. Boilermaker.
Education & Career :
Angle Ironsmith, Grange Mount, Birkenhead (1911).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 12/The King's (Liverpool Regiment)|
12th (Service) Battalion Formed at Seaforth in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached as Army Troops to 20th (Light) Division. January 1915 : transferred to 61st Brigade in same Division. 27 July 1915 : landed at Boulogne.
|Action : Actions in Spring 1916|
Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.
21229, Lance Corporal HOLLSON George Thomas, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 12th Battalion (Some Army Records show HOLLSAM) His service records, which are severely burned show he enlisted at Liverpool 9th November, 1914 into the 15th Battalion, but was transferred to the 12th Battalion (British Expeditionary Force) in August, 1916. He was killed in action on the 9th March 1916.
His death is reported by the Liverpool Daily Post 15th March, 1916: "KILLED IN ACTION. HOLLSON - March 9, killed in action, in France, Lance-Corporal George T. Hollson, only dearly beloved son of Susan and the late W.R. Hollson, 55, Grange-mount, Birkenhead. (Deeply mourned by Mother and Sisters.)
He is further commemorated on the Cheshire Roll of Honour.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Combermere No. 605 E.C.||Cheshire|
|Joined :||Bidston No. 3657 E.C.||Cheshire|
16th March 1911
20th April 1911
18th May 1911
Petitioning and founder member of Bidston Lodge No. 3657 warranted to meet from 4th April 1913. "Killed in Action" recorded in both lodges registers.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley