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Name: Glenford Nealey Holdright Rank: Rifleman Service No: F/11005 Regiment: Brockville Rifles, R.C.I.C. (No. 15 Platoon) Date of Birth: May 31, 1921 Place of Birth: Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., NS Date of Enlistment: November 19, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 11 inches Weight: 158 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single/Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Hettie Marie Holdright (Wife) Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., NS Date of Death: September 22, 1944 Age At Death: 23 Cemetery: Kingston (UP Park Camp) Military Cemetery, Jamaica Grave Reference: Plot J. Grave 333. Commemorated on Page 337 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 21 Rifleman Glenford Holdright was the son of Elheanon William and Zora Emily Holdright and husband of Hattie Marie Holdright of Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., NS. He married on July 18, 1944 at Kentville, NS. He had three brothers and a sister who predeceased him. He completed his Basic Training at No. 60 CIBTC Yarmouth, NS from December 10, 1943 to February 12, 1944 and served in Canada until July 22, 1944 and then in Jamaica with the Brockville Rifles, R.C.I.C. until his death. Rifleman Holdright was killed when a two inch Mortar Bomb exploded during military exercises. Rifleman Frederick John Johnston of New Brunswick was also killed in the incident.
Glenford Nealey Holdright
Original Grave-marker - 1944
The Brockville Rifles in Jamaica