ALBERT JOSEPH HOLTRank: Private
Service Number: 17655. Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Killed In Action Saturday 25th September 1915 Age 19
From Bagueley.County Memorial Northenden
Commemorated\Buried LOOS MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 50 to 52.
Albert enlisted in Altrincham. He entered France on the 18th May 1915. He was killed in action on the 25th September 1915, during the Batle of Loos. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Loos En Gohelle, Pas De Calais, France.
The Battalion war diary for that day:
The Battalion marched across country to Vermelles, thence to "Place d'Armes" at Clerks Post.
The attack was launched between 5am and 6am after an intense bombardment and gas attack. The 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers was in support to the South Staffordshire Regiment and the 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and penetrated through the German lines to Cite St Eli, but were unsupported. After the first trenches had been won the resistance of the enemy was very much lessened.
Casualties: Tempory Captain G W S morgan killed.
Other ranks: 43 killed, 246 wounded, 135 missing, 2 gassed.
Reasearcher: Darryl Porrino