Acting Corporal Edward Thomas Hole

Edward was born on 20th December 1891 in Chobham, the son of Policeman Joseph George and Emma Jane, he was one of ten children and the family lived at Caldwith Cottage.

In 1901, the family moved to Jubilee Terrace, and in 1911 Edward was working as a butchers assistant at Walters Pork Butchers.

He enlisted at Guildford on 19th October 1914 aged 24 years and 2 months. Edward was 5 feet and 7 inches. He joined the Royal West Surrey Regiment, number 3072.

He was killed in action on 2nd October 1916 on the Somme, fighting as part of 1st/23rd Battalion, London Regiment, number 703144.

He is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

Born                            Cobham, Surrey
Lived                           Dorking

Son of                          Joseph George and Emma Jane Hole

Enlisted                       Guildford

Regiment                     23rd London Regiment
Number                       703144

Former Regiment         3072 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Date of Death              2nd October 1916
Place of Death             Somme, France
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                            26

Memorial                     Thiepval Memorial, France