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Born: 1892, Baildon
Died: 23 May 1917
Buried: Lievin Communal Cemetery
Address: 53 Browgate, Baildon before emigrating to Canada
Parents: Richard & Elizabeth
Siblings: Edith
Occupation: G C Waud, Ferniehurst
Rank: Sgt
Rolls of Honour: Baildon
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
William Arthur Holgate
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On 15 June 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Sgt W A Holgate of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was recently killed in action. Sgt Holgate who previously resided with his sister, Mrs W Brook, at Browgate Baildon and was in the employ of G C Waud of Ferniehurst, emigrated to Canada in 1913 and joined the Canadian Army soon after the outbreak of war. He went to France in August 1915 and had been wounded twice, meeting his death in action on May 23rd. He was 25 years of age. Mrs Brook, with whom the deepest sympathy will be felt, was recently the recipient of a letter from Capt D G Ross, chaplain of the battalion, in which he says: “I deeply regret to inform you that your brother has been killed in action. He was out with a working party and a shell burst near them, killing two and wounding some others. “I beg to convey to you my sorrow. Your brother was one of the originals of the battalion and was held in much esteem by the officers of his company. “Quite a number of his comrades managed to be at the funeral service.”
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