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Hollands, Wilfrid George

Second Lieutenant Wilfrid George Hollands, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed on October 12th, in his 24th year, was educated at St. Olave's Grammar School, Tower Bridge. He entered Guy's in October, 1912, and was awarded a certificate of honour for operative dental surgery in June 1914. He joined the Public Schools Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, in September, 1914, received his commission in the Royal Fusiliers in May, 1915, and proceeded to the front in April, 1916. His commanding officer writes:- "He was conducting an important operation with his bombers and was killed instantaneously by a shell. All his arrangements were excellent and the work admirably carried out by his instructions. He was a very promising officer and led his men most gallantly. His loss will be deeply felt in his battalion, and especially by the bombers, with whom he was most popular. He was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollands of 17 Walworth-road, S.E. The Times 21 Oct 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Hollands
First name(s)Wilfrid George
Place of birthSouthwark, London
Family detailsSon of Alfred Cristy Hollands and Chrissie Hollands, of 73, Wyatt Park Rd., Streatham Hill, London
Previous educationSt. Olave's Grammar School, Tooley St.
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1912
Dept / courseL.D.S.
QualificationsL.D.S.
Military unitRoyal Fusiliers, 7th Bn. attd. 4th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death12 October 1916
Age at death23
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeEuston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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