HOLLAND, Alfred Edward
(Service number 26/179)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||30 September 1895||Place of Birth||Greendale near Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||24 Bligh Street, New Brighton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Elizabeth HOLLAND (mother), Sherwood Downs, Fairlie; 24 Bligh Streetr, New Brighton, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||4th Battalion, C Company|
|Date||5 February 1916|
|Transport||Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||2 August 1987||Age||91 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 100, Plot 524|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Alfred Edward Holland was born on 30 September 1895 at Greendale near Christchurch, the second son of Frederick Holland and his second wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) née Watson. Perhaps known as Edward, he was educated at Greendale Side School, and for two months in 1906 at Greta Valley School. He was a railway employee in Christchurch, when he enlisted, nominating his mother of 24 Bligh Street, New Brighton, and of Sherwood Downs, Fairlie, as next-of-kin. Casualty List No. 601, published in June 1917, listed Alfred Edward Holland among the wounded. His mother, Mrs E. Holland, was then living at Fairlie.
On his return from the war, he was initially at Hunter with his parents, before going back to Christchurch. His parents were farming at Hunter before retiring to Timaru. Alfred Edward Holland married Susan Blain in 1920. He and Susan are buried in Temuka Cemetery. His parents are buried at Timaru. His brother, Cuthbert George Holland was called up, as was a half-brother, Leonard John Holland, who enlisted; and another half-brother, Charles Henry Holland, saw service in World War I. And his half-brother Frederick George Holland, served in the South African War. Both Leonard and Frederick George were listed on the Reserve Rolls for World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 August 2020]; School Admission record [17 August 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 August 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [17 August 2020] Timaru Herald, 23 June 1917 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]
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