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Alfred William Hollis; Beattie, Phil; 2005; 2007.031.0073

Alfred William Hollis, Beattie, Phil, 2005, 2007.031.0073
Alfred William Hollis
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Alfred William Hollis of Blenheim, killed in action at the Somme, World War 1. Photograph scanned from contemporary magazine (1914-1918).

Notes: When the first casualty lists from Gallipoli began to come in, photographs of those who were wounded, or who died, began being printed in the main pictorial weekly newspapers of the day. This practice began with the Boer War and continued through the Second World War. These photographs are taken from the Auckland Weekly News, Christchurch Weekly Press and the Otago Witness. These men are all commemorated on the Marlborough War memorials.

Marlborough Museum would like to thank Phil Beattie for research and technical assistance.

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Alison Hollis06 May 2012 23:25 PM,UTC
Alfred William Benjamin Hollis was born 22 June 1885 in Wakefield, Nelson, NZ to Benjamin and Catherine (Kate) Hollis. He was educated at Foxhill School, Nelson. He enlisted for the War effort at Okoramia, Blenheim with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, which left for Egypt on 16 October 1914 from Lyttelton, Christchurch. Private Alfred William Hollis was killed in action, aged 30, on 16 Sep 1916 at Somme and Remembered with Honour at Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Somme, France. (excerpt from my Hollis Family Tree Collection - Alison Hollis, 7 May 2012)