HORACE HOLDENRank: Private
Service Number: 70249. Regiment: 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Formerly: 135551, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Died Wednesday 26th June 1918Age unknownCounty Memorial Port Sunlight
Commemorated\Buried PORT SUNLIGHT (CHRIST CHURCH) CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD
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He enlisted into the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry in March 1917 and was later transferred to the 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He entered France in September 1917. He was wounded in the hip & arm on the 22nd April 1918. He died of his wounds on the 26th June 1918 at the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen.
The Birkenhead News reported: 18/7/1918
Port Sunlight Hero Dies Of Wounds
Another name has had to be added to the Roll Of Honour of Port Sunlight. Private Horace Holden of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd son of Mrs Holden of 16 Windy Bank, Port Sunlight, died at the hospital in Aberdeen on the 26th June as a result of wounds received in action.
His body was conveyed to Port Sunlight and was interred at Christ Church Yard with full military honours on Saturday June 29th.
Prior to joining the army the brave lad was employed at Price's Candle Co, Bromborough Pool, but previous to that had worked at No2 soap room, Port Sunlight. Had he survived he would have celebrated his 20th Birthday on July 30th.
Born in Port Sunlight and educated at the village schools, his death has come as a great shock to many friends of the family and every sympathy will go out to Mrs Holden, who is a widow with a large family, in the loss she has just sustained.
Researcher: Darryl Porrino