The Percy Family lived at Tyneham

Percy Henry John Kerley (1886-1959)

Percy was born on 2 May 1886 in Christchurch, Hampshire. He was the son of woodcutter Cornelius Kerley (1843-1937) and his wife Sarah Sophia Kerley nee King (1846-1915).

Percy married Ellen Louisa Mary Evans (1887-1972) in 1915. ‘Nellie’ was born on 19 November 1887 and was the daughter of Flintshire miner James Evans and his Hampreston born wife Emma Ellen Evans nee Wills.

Percy & Nellie. Photo courtesy  of Mark White.

Percy and Nellie did not have any children.

Percy and Nellie moved to East Stoke. Bill Holland lodged with them.

Percy died in 1959 and Nellie died at Salisbury Infirmary in 1972.

Contributors: Mark White

Also see Holland family page

Page last updated: 18 October 2017



The Holland Family

John Holland (1845–1920)

John was born on 6 May 1845 at Somerstown, Middlesex.

John married Rose Ballam Hansford (1860–1944) on at. Rose was born on 7 March 1860 at Turnerspuddle, Dorset. She was the daughter of John Hansford and Elizabeth Ballam.

John and Rose had ten children:

  • John James Holland  (1880–1881) – b. Heston
  • James Edward Holland  (1882–?) – b. Hounslow
  • William Holland  (1886–1946) – b. Hounslow – never married – lived with Mr & Mrs Kerley at East Stoke – died in Poole and buried in an unmarked grave at East Stoke – also see Kerley family page
  • Henry ‘Harry’ Holland (1888–1915) – Private Henry Holland is killed in action on 8 December 1915 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) aged 27 – he is commemorated on the Memorial Plaque in Tyneham Church
  • Albert Edward Holland  (1892–1972) – b. Wareham
  • Margaret Elizabeth Holland (1894-1977) – b.Bere Regis – Meg married Alf Runyard and lived in East Stoke
  • John Holland  (1897–1916) – John b. Bere Regis – John served as a Private in the Hampshire Regiment in WW1. Sadly John was shot during the Battle of the Somme and died of his wounds at Netley Military Hospital. He was buried at Netley Abbey and is commemorated on the Netley War Memorial and on the Memorial Plaque in Tyneham Church
  • Alice Rose ‘Rose’ Holland (1898–1993) – Rose b. Bere Regis
  • Charlton Holland  (1901–1944) – Charlton b. Bere Regis –  Able-Seaman Charlton Holland is killed in WW2 on 25 February 1944 when a German U-Boat sinks HMS Mahratta
  • Percy Victor Holland (1903–1991) – see below

John died. In September 1939 Rose was living at 5 Steer Road, Swanage. She died in Swaage on

Percy Victor Holland (1903-1991)

Percy was born at Bere Regis. Percy married Flo Davis at Tyneham