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Regimental number1245
Place of birthIdle Bradford, Yorkshire, England
SchoolCouncil School, Idle Bradford,Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
AddressTalga Talga Station, Marble Bar, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Richard Hollings, 30 Fairlands Road, Idle, Bradford, England
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 26 December 1916

FateAccidentally drowned 26 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Willy spelt Willie
Place of death or woundingRiver Onesta
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBeirut British War Cemetery (Grave No. 348), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary HOLLINGS, 173A, Albion Road, Idle, Bradford, Engaland

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