Saturday, October 31, 2009

Private Leonard Hollington

Born on 28 October 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Anna Laura Hollington, Ottawa, Ontario (later Veitch) - son of James and Mary Hollington, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as messenger, single, no current or previous military service, Salvation Army, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410113) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - attached to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 20 February 1917 - killed in action on 22 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.F.8), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

2 comments:

Apple said...

Leonard Hollington was my great grand-uncle. Thank you for this memorial.

Apple

Ken said...

Apple,

You're quite welcome!

Ken