Lt Guy Henry Wallis Holman

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Guy Henry Wallis Holman, 1st Battalion the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Son of Dr Henry James Holman and Florence Alice Holman (nee Wallis) of Furze Link, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne. Educated at Eastbourne College and entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge but left to become a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the 9th Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment on 22 Sep 1914, but relinquished this commission in Jan 1915. On the 19 March 1915, he was gazetted a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment and joined them at Dickebusch, near Ypres. He was wounded with a gunshot wound to the left leg on 27 Jun at Hooge. He was evacuated to Dieppe and brought home on the hospital ship Anglia. On 5 Aug 1915, he was promoted Lieutenant and in Dec 1915 he rejoined his regiment. The following May, the battalion was in action in defence of the German attack on Vimy Ridge. They then went to the Somme on 1 Jul 1916 where they prepared for the offensive. They moved to Aveluy Wood near Bouzincourt and the Leipzig Salient. Following an attack on the enemy second line, which was very strongly defended, he was wounded at Leipzig Redoubt, Authuille and died in the 75th Field Ambulance Dressing Station on 6 July 1916 aged 20 years. Buried in grave I.B.12. of Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Bouzincourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
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Guy H W Holman, Lieut 1st Wilts Regt. Killed in action at Leipsig Redoubt 6 Jul 1916 aged 20. "Whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it".

Guy Henry Wallis Holman

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