James Walter Holly303356 / 716256Lieutenant Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)25th Battalion “B” CompanyApril 9, 1896 (actual year of birth 1897)Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaOctober 18, 1915 / July 10, 1916 St. John NB / Truro NS St. John NB185 feet, 9½ inchesfairlight brownblue3rd Canadian Garrison ArtillerySingle Banker Church of EnglandRegina M. Holly (Mother) St. John NBAugust 8, 191821Wood Cemetery, Marceltave, Somme, FranceA. 1. Commemorated on Page 431 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 15Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialJames Holly was the son of James Walter Holly (1868-1926) and Regina Maude (Murphy) Holly (1872-1928), of "Hollyholme," Rothesay, New Brunswick. His mother Regina was born in Yarmouth and married James Walter Holly at Yarmouth in 1894. James Walter Holly was born in Yarmouth in April 1897. The family moved to New Brunswick in 1899.Completing his education at Rothsay Collegiate Institute, James was employed by the Bank of British North America in 1913. He enlisted in St. John on October 18, 1915 as a Gunner in Number 4 Battery, Canadian Siege Battery. On July 10, 1916, he transferred to the 106th Battalion, Nova Scotia Rifles and went overseas as a Private in July, 1916.He received his commission as Lieutenant in September 1916 while training in England.He was assigned to the 25th Battalion and served in France until his death.While taking part with his battalion in an attack near Mercelcave about noon on On August 8, 1918, he was hit in the face by a machine gun bullet and killed instantly. He was buried in the Wood Cemetery, Marceltave, Somme, France.
James Walter Holly
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