Acting Corporal Edward Thomas Hole

Photo courtesy of Royston Williamson

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, Surrey
Son of Joseph George and Emma Jane Hole
Enlisted Guildford
Regiment 23rd London Regiment
Number 703144
Former Regiment The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Number 3072
Date of Death 2nd October 1916
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Age 26
Memorial Thiepval Memorial, France
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