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  • This picture was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
In 1905 in the Newark area he married his wife Mary Jane Gee. At the time of his death he was living at 42 Westgate, Worksop with his wife Mary Jane and there two children.
He was a coal miner
04 Nov 1918
34
263285 - CWGC Website
306222
Enlisted Worksop
Sergeant
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert enlisted in Worksop on 10th May 1915 and first saw service in Ireland. He then went to Fance where he was wounded on 29th September 1917, after recovering at home he once again returned to France where he was killed in action on 4th November 1918 . He is buried in the Englefontaine British Cemetery, France, grave reference B 13
Sergt Albert Hollis Worksop Guardian 6 December 1918 Another Worksop soldier to fall in the last days of the fighting was Sergt Albert Hollis, Notts and Derbys, who was killed in action on Nov 4th. He resided at 42 Westgate, and was one of the many miners who responded to the call. He enlisted on May 10th 1915 and first saw service in Ireland. He was afterwards sent to France and was wounded on September 25th last year. After a short spell at home, he was again drafted to France, where he had since done excellent service. He appears to have fallen about the same time that the late Lieut. H E Hodding was wounded. Sergt Hollis was a very gallant soldier, and in May last year he received a card from Major-General Romer, Commanding the 59th Division, congratulating him upon his conspicuous bravery in the field. The Major-General’s commendation referred to a particular daring exploit in which, Sergt Hollis, with three men, were detailed to cut German wire under fire, and in the light of a full moon. Sergt Hollis succeeded in leading the party in safety and in affecting a gap in the wire 20 yards wide. Shortly before his death he performed another exploit which gained for him warm approbation of his superior. He was 34 years of age and leaves a widow and two children, with whom much sympathy is expressed. Entry published 24th January 1919 the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HOLLIS. - Killed in action, November 4th, 1918. Sergt. A. Hollis Sherwood Foresters, aged 37 years; also Tom Hollis, brother of the above, died at Johannesburg, December 6th, 1918 (enteric) aged 29 years. - From mother, brothers, and sisters.” Above entry is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 . [1] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 24th January 1919.
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  • This picture was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Albert Hollis - This picture was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett