Pte
James Holden

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1898
Geboorteplaats:
Carlow, County Carlow, Ierland

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Arbeider

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Ierland
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
27699
Dienstneming plaats:
Athy, County Kildare, Ierland
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 7th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
16/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Delva Farm, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
19

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 71A

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

Private Hames Holden was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 7th Battalion, part of the 49th Brigade, of the 16th Division.

From 16-18th August 1917, the 7th Battalion was involved in the Battle of Langemark, a sub battle in the Battle of Passchendaele. On the morning of 16th August 1917, the 49th Brigade attacked on the Frezenberg Ridge with the 7th Battalion to the left of Beck House and the 8th Battalion to the right. The Battalions managed to secure Beck house one hour into the fighting, and had sustained minimal loses due to escaping German shelling. Whilst the 8th Battalion turned towards Borry Farm, the 7th Inniskillings continued onwards towards Delva Farm, which British high command deemed a strong point. James’ battalion took control of the position, however an German counterattack flanked the 7th Battalion, which lead to heavy casualties and the loss of control of Delva farm.

Private Holden was one of the 368 casualties of the 7th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers on 16 August 1917. He went missing during the fighting, possibly while his Battalion retreated from Delva Farm, leaving behind the dead and gravely injured. James has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Bestanden 1

Bronnen 6

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 52-53.
Gebruikte bronnen
"The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in The World War", Fox F., Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press LTD, 2009, pg. 99-102.
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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/836899/JAMES%20HOLDEN/
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
War Diary Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 7th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com
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