George Holt

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Tottington, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

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Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
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Dienstneming plaats:
Rochdale, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
 —  King's (Liverpool Regiment), 12th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

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Datum van overlijden:
Plaats van overlijden:
Langemark, België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 32

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

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Private George Holt served in the 12th (Service) Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment), which was part of the 61st Brigade, 20th (Light) Division. This Division took part in the Battle of Langemark on the 16th of August 1917.

The Division attacked at 4:45 a.m. with the 60th and 61st Brigades. The 61st brigade advanced with the 7th (Service) Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the 7th (Service) Battalion Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) on the first two objectives (the Blue and Green Line). These lines were located west and east of the Village of Langhemarck respectively. The final objective, the Red Line between ‘t Goed ter Vesten Farm and White House, was assigned to the 12th (Service) Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment)and the 7th (Service) Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. The troops assembled on the western bank of the Steenbeek

The Blue line was reached after the machine gun posts west of Langemarck were silenced. Once the station was captured little opposition was encountered. The Green Line was reached with more difficulty due to the bad ground condition. Eventually the Red Line could be taken and the line was consolidated. Early in the afternoon of the 16th a German counterattack attempted to break through a gap created between the right side of the 12th Battalion King’s and the Battalion on its right. The 12th Battalion King’s moved to the right and retired 200 yards (about 182 meters) in order to keep the front line continuous. The Battalion was relieved on the 18th of August.

The War Diary reports that, in addition to the officer casualties, 41 men were killed and 34 missing in action. Many of the casualties were caught by enfilade fire from the right, most likely from Au Bon Gite. Private George Holt was one of the men killed. He most likely died in the attack between the Steenbeek and the village of Langhemarck. An eyewitness stated that George Holt was wounded while going over the top, but that help could not reach him. Private Holt has no known grave and is remebered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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