Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Holden, Harry - Sapper (3303)

(No soldier photo avilable)
Royal Engineers,
Died at Crowborough Military Hospital from tuberculosis,
22nd April 1916 
Age 26
Buried Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden.

Newspaper Report:

LOCAL SOLDIER'S DEATH: -   The death of Private Harry Holden, son of Mr. Holden of Grane Road, Haslingden took place on Saturday in a military hospital in the South of England, under exceptionally pathetic circumstances.  The deceased, who was about 26 years of age, was married as recently as Saturday, the 29th January of the present year, and on the following Monday he was called up for military service.  After a short interval in Manchester he proceeded to a camp in the South of England, but after training for about a fortnight he contracted a chill which resulted in plurosy and other complications.  His wife was sent for, and upon her arrival he appeared to rally for a short time, but death eventually took place as stated.  In her extremely sad bereavement the young wife has the deep sympathy of Haslingden people, who also condole with the bereaved father.
Prior to enlistment the deceased carried on the business of a shoemaker in Grane Road.