John Vincent Holland


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Athy, County Kildare, Ireland
Death 27 Feb 1975 (aged 85)
Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Burial Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Memorial ID 7714219 View Source

World War I British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. On September 3, 1916, he was in a heavy engagement with the Germans at Guillemont, France. During the attack on part of the village in front, Lieutenant Holland, led his men through their own artillery barrage toward the objective capturing some 50 prisoners. For prestigious gallantry in action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal by the King at Buckingham Palace in February 1917.

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  • Added: 27 Jul 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Vincent Holland (19 Jul 1889–27 Feb 1975), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7714219, citing Cornelian Bay Cemetery And Crematorium, Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia ; Maintained by Find a Grave .