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John Holland (1845–1920)

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

Photo courtesy of Mark White

John married Rose Ballam Hansford (1861–1944) on 25 August 1879 at St Paul’s Church, Hounslow Heath. Rose was born on 7 March 1861 at Turnerspuddle, Dorset. She was the daughter of John Hansford and Elizabeth Ballam.

John and Rose had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy and three of whom died serving their country:

  • John James Holland (1880–1881) – b. Heston
  • James Edward Holland  (1882–?)– b. Hounslow
  • Thomas Henry Holland (1884-1886)
  • William Holland (1886–1946) – b. Hounslow – never married – lived with Percy & Nellie Kerley first at Baltington and then East Stoke – died in Poole and buried in an unmarked grave at East Stoke.
  • 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. In 1920 he was living at Lutton.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Holland (1894-1977) – b.Bere Regis – known as Meg -married Alf Runyard at Tyneham on and lived at East Stoke before moving to East Lulworth
  • 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 Holland (1898–1993) – known as Rose b. Bere Regis
  • Charlton Holland  (1901–1944) – 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

In 1911, John and Rose were living at Hurpston near Bradle along with five of their six youngest children: Albert, John, Alice, Charlton and Percy.

John senior died in 1920. In September 1939 Rose was living at 5 Steer Road, Swanage. She died in Swaage on


Percy Victor Holland (1903-1991)

Photo courtesy of Mark White

Percy was born at Bere Regis on 1 April 1903.

Percy married Flo Davis on 4 June 1927 at Tyneham

Page last updated: 4 January 2021


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