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20780   Private Joshua Holland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Joshua was the son of Elizabeth Holland. He was born about 1892 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census records Joshua as 9 years old and living with the family at Mullintor, Minterburn, Tyrone. His father had died. His mother was a domestic servant. 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.
Further Information
Joshua was the son of Elizabeth Holland. He was born about 1892 in was born at Greystone, County Tyrone, within a mile of the Cumberland brothers.
The 1901 census records Joshua as 9 years old and living with the family at Mullintor, Minterburn, Tyrone. His father had died. His mother was a domestic servant.
Family : Elisebeth Holland, Robert John Holland (born about 1890), Joshua Holland (born about 1892), Mary Ellen Holland (born about 1894).
By 1911, 19 year old Joshua was living and working in Carrowbeg, Benburb, Tyrone. He was working as a servant for the Irwin family.
Medal card
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.
Private Joshua Holland is on the Roll of Honour in Brantry Parish Church.
The CWGC notes that he was the son of Mrs. Bessie Ferguson, of Guinness Cottage, Caledon, County Tyrone, which intimates that his mother remarried.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mullintor, Minterburn Caledon Census listing in Mullintor, Minterburn 54.39745 -6.844683
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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 2015-2020