Members of the Holland family lived at Tyneham from after 1911 until the evacuation in December 1943
John Holland (1845–1920)
John was born on 6 May 1845 at Somerstown, Middlesex. He 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:
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 on 3 May 1920 aged 74 and was buried in Tyneham Churchyard on 6 May 1920.. In September 1939 Rose was living at 5 Steer Road, Swanage. She died in Swanage on
Children of John and Rose Holland
- John James Holland (1880–1881) – born at Heston but died as an infant
- James Edward Holland (1882–1959) – James was born at Hounslow and married Lillian Amelia Margaret ‘Margaret’ Cosh at Bere Regis, Dorset on 4 April 1904 – they had six or more children and lived at Bloxworth, then Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall
- Thomas Henry Holland (1884-1886) – born at Hounslow but died
- William Holland (1886–1946) – born at 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 was killed in action on 8 December 1915 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) aged 27 – he is commemorated on the Memorial Plaque in Tyneham Church – see War Dead
- Albert Edward Holland (1892–1972) – born Wareham. In 1920 he was living at Lutton.
- Margaret Elizabeth Holland (1894-1977) – born at Bere Regis – known as Meg – married Alf Runyard at Tyneham and lived at East Stoke before moving to East Lulworth
- John Holland (1897–1916)– born at 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 – see War Dead
- Alice Rose Holland (1898–1993) – ‘Rose’ was born at Bere Regis and married Frederick James Churchill (1895-1968) at Tyneham on 24 January 1920 – Fred and Rose had three children: Margaret (1923-2005) , Leslie (1927-2005) and Freda (1930-2018) – At the outbreak of the Second World War the family were living at 5 Steer Road in Swanage
- Charlton Holland (1901–1944) – born at Bere Regis – Able-Seaman Charlton Holland was killed in WW2 on 25 February 1944 when a German U-Boat sinks HMS Mahratta – see War Dead
- Percy Victor Holland (1903–1991) – Percy was born at Bere Regis on 1 April 1903 and married Florence May ‘Flo’ Davis (1908-1993) on 4 June 1927 at Tyneham – Flo was the daughter of George Davis (1876-1927) and his wife Ellen Louise Davis nee Osmond (1884-1977) – Percy and Flo lived at Up Under Barrow half-way between Baltington Farm and Worbarrow – their daughter Margaret now lives in Australia
Page last updated: 28 June 2021
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