Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Holden, John James - Sapper (467095)

(No soldier photo available)
Royal Engineers,
Died in 1st London General Hospital from pneumonia
10th December 1918,
Age 40
Buried St James The Great Churchyard, Haslingden.

Newspaper Report:

News was received in Haslingden on Wednesday, December 11th, of the death of Sapper J.J. Holden, of the Royal Engineers.
He was taken suddenly ill on December 2nd, at Camberwell, from where he was taken to the 1st London General Hospital.  The deceased contracted influenza, which developed into double pneumonia, death taking place on December 10th.
He was interred with military honours on December 16th at St. James Parish Church, the Rev. G.W. Clarke, officiating.  He was 40 years of age, and prior to joining up over two years ago was a joiner at T. Tattersall and Co.
He was a member of the Haslingden Conservative Club, where he was greatly esteemed and was also on the Haslingden Parish Church roll of honour.  He leaves a widow and one son.
Floral tokens were sent as under: - "True love," from his sorrowing wife and son, James; "In affectionate remembrance of a dear brother," from Mary; "Deepest sympathy," from Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Jenkinson; "Deepest sympathy," Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilcock and family; "Deepest sympathy," from all his aunts; "Deepest sympathy," Dick and Fred, Prestwich; "Deepest sympathy," Mr. and Mrs. Tom Worsley, Carter Place; "Remembrance," Miss Fletcher and Mrs. W. E. Ratcliffe; "Deepest sympathy," neighbours in Piccadilly Street. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In ever loving memory of a dear husband and father, Sapper John James Holden (Royal Engineers), who passed away Dec. 10th 1918.
"Worthy of everlasting love."

20, Piccadilly Stret, Haslingden.

"Love does not die; years come and go,
Lives meet; perhaps and sever,
But hope is still a guiding star,
And love endures for ever."

From his only Sister, Brother in law and Niece Lizzie, Campsie, N.S.W. Australia