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Cecil Henry HOLLAND

Regimental number3539
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o State Savings Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, William Holland, Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, England
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Military Cross

'During the capture of Mont St. Quentin, on 1st September 1918, he led his men forward with great skill and gallantry, in face of extemely heavy machine gun fire, until he had secured important tactical ground, which enabled a secone and successful attack to be quickly launched. Reorganizing under most adverse conditions, he moved his men skilfully for the second attack, a daring feat carried out with a minimum of casualties.. Although severely wounded, he remained on duty until the position was secure.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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