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Henry James HOLLEY

Regimental number537
Place of birthSomerset England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFencer
AddressSouthbrook, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Holley, Southbrook, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
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.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3328 Pte Bertie HOLLEY, 15th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 538 Pte Clifford HOLLEY, 31st Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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