Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
20780   Private Joshua Holland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/07/1891
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Joshua Holland was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Holland. He was born on 17th July 1891 at Greystone, County Tyrone. His father died when he was six. By 1911, 19 year old Joshua was living and working in Carrowbeg, Benburb, Tyrone. He was working as a servant for the Irwin family. Private Joshua Holland was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916, age 24.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 792788
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Brantry Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
3 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Holland family Lists Wilfred as age 9 living with the family at house 4 in Mullintor, Minterburn, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Joshua Holland Lists Joshua as age 19 as a servant living with the Irwin family at house 9 in Carrowbeg, Benburb, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 WW1 - Eglish Roll of Honour Information about Joshua Holland
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023