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William Holt

William HoltEarly Life

William was born in Cadishead, Lancashire.

Service Life

Private William Holt (13723) enlisted in Manchester and served with the 12th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. He went to France on 28 July 1915. For his service in the Army William earned the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal. William’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

William was killed in action on 7 July 1916. William is buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – V.F.8). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 4.

Memorial plaque of William Holt Medals of William Holt Left to Right- 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal.