HOLLAND, Alfred Edward
(Service number 26/179)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Corporal


Date 30 September 1895 Place of Birth Greendale near Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 24 Bligh Street, New Brighton
Occupation Railway employee
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth HOLLAND (mother), Sherwood Downs, Fairlie; 24 Bligh Streetr, New Brighton, Christchurch
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



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

Biographical Notes

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 ( [17 August 2020] Timaru Herald, 23 June 1917 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]

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