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Born: 1894, Bradford
Died: 1 July 1916, Somme
Buried:
Address: 31 South View, Park Road, Thackley
Parents: Thomas & Annie
Spouse:
Siblings: Gilbert
Occupation: Cotton Mule Piecer (1911)
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle; Thackley Methodist Church, Thiepval Memorial
Children:
Regiment: 1/6 West Yorkshire
Harry Holgate
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Harry Holgate was one of 19,240 British soldiers killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme. On 3 August “a service of an impressive character was held at the Thackley Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening in memory of three Thackley soldiers, Cpl Willie Baxter, Pte Harry Holgate, Pte Allen Craven, who have made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefield. “The deceased soldiers were formerly connected with this school and a good congregation attended to pay a final tribute to their memory. “Relatives of the deceased attended and were accommodated in the centre of the church. “Hymns of an appropriate nature were sung and at the close the ‘Dead March’ was rendered by the organist. “Rev W Hemingway Shaw occupied the pulpit and preached an eloquent sermon from the text ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.’ Matthew, chap 2, verse 28.” Extract from Shipley Times & Express 8 August 1916
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