Vyvyan Holland

Vyvyan Holland

Death 10 Oct 1967 (aged 80)
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Given to Family
Memorial ID 64816952 · View Source
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in 1912, Vyvyan Holland began to write poetry and short stories.
Holland's first wife was Violet Craigie, whom he married in 1913.
World War I:
Vyvyan Holland Commissioned Second Lieutenant.
Royal Field Artillery
The Royal Field Artillery of the British Army came into being when the Royal Artillery was divided on 1 July 1899, it was reamalgamated back into the Royal Artillery in 1924....
. Holland was demobilised on 27 July 1919, and was awarded the OBE
Order of the British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom. The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions...

Holland went on to become an author and translator. At the beginning of the Second World War, Holland was offered a position as a translator and editor for the BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff. Its global headquarters are located in London and its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting,
a post Holland held for six years. In September 1943, He married his second wife, Dorothy Thelma Helen Besant.In December 1945,Their Son,Christopher Merlin, Was Born.

In 1947, Vyvyan and Thelma Holland left for Australia and New Zealand, where Mrs. Holland had been invited to give lectures on fashionable dress in 19th-century Australia. The couple lived in Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater geographical area and the Census statistical division—of which "Melbourne" is the common name...
from 1948 to 1952.

Their only child, Merlin Holland.
Christopher Merlin Vyvyan Holland is a biographer and editor. He is the son of the author Vyvyan Holland and his second wife, the former Thelma Besant, and is the only grandchild of Oscar Wilde...
, became a publisher, a dealer in glass and ceramics, and a writer who edited and published several works about his grandfather.

Vyvyan Holland died in London in 1967 at the age of 80.

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