|Place of birth||Huntspill, Somerset, England|
|School||County Council Schools, Huntspill, Somerset, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||19|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Southbrook, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. Eliza Holley, Southbrook, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'Had learnt the Engine driving on the Somerset and Dorset Railway before he left England. After arrival in Australia started dairying and working on the land. Buried at Sailleys Sur-la-ly Cemetery.' Details from Mother.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||25|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 3), Sailly-Sur-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick (deceased, Huntspill, somerset, England) and Eliza HOLLEY, Palmwoods, Queensland. Native of Huntspill, Somerset, England|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3328 Pte Bertie HOLLEY, 15th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 537 Pte Henry James HOLLEY, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 9 February 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Moascar, 6 June 1916.
Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 10 June 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 12 June 1916 (sick, severe); discharged to unit, 14 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Buried Sailly-sur-La-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1360111, 453 Pte H.J. HUDSON, 31st Bn, 28 August 1916: 'I knew L/Cpl. Holley and I was told by a mate that he had seen Holley's dead body in No Man's Land on the 19th. July at Fleurbaix, about 7.30-8 p.m. L/Cpl. Holley's borhter, H.J. Holley, has recently told me that his brother was dead and his disc had been brought in from No Man's Land.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently Rosedale Farm, Wyreema, via Toowoomba, Queensland (2 November 1916); then, c/o Mr Buchanan, Bellavesta, Mullumbimby; then, c/o Mrs McAuliffe, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Queensland (15 March 1921); then, corner of Green Street and Tingal Road, Wynnum, Queensland (7 November 1921); Palmwoods, North Coast Line, Queensland (20 October 1922)|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOLLEY Clifford
Red Cross file 1360111