Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Joseph Holt

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:22nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt (7th Mcr Pals)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1883 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/189, the
eldest son of Joseph & Mary Ellen Holt (nee Derbyshire).    Baptised at St.
Martin's P.C. on the 3rd June 1883.  

1891 Census - Ashton Moss, Carrington Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.    Son -
aged: 7 - Scholar - born: Ashton upon Mersey.    Head of household - Joseph
Holt - Married - aged: 35 - occ: Gardener - born: Sale.   Also - Mary Ellen
Holt - Wife - aged: 33 - born: Sale.   Plus 5 siblings and 1 boarder.

1901 Census - Washway Road, Ashton upon Mersey.   Son - aged: 17 - Gardener
(Domestic) - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Head of household - Joseph Holt -
Married - aged: 41 - occ: Gardener (Domestic) - born: Mobberley, Cheshire. 
 Also - Mary Ellen Holt - Wife - aged: 41 - born: Sale.   Plus 7 siblings.

Married Alice Cottrell during the June quarter 1907 in the Bucklow R.D. -
ref: 8a/328.

1911 Census - 15 Brentwood Road, Timperley.    Head of household - Married
- aged: 27 - occ: Gardener (Domestic) - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Also -
Alice Holt - Wife - aged: 26 - born: Pickmere, Cheshire.  Plus their 4 year
old niece Alice Cottrell - born in Yorkshire.

Attended St. Mary's School, Ashton on Mersey.     Since his marriage he had
attended St. John's Church, Altrincham.

Enlisted in November 1914 and was drafted to the front in October 1915.

The 22nd (Service) Bn (7th City) were part of the 91st Brigade, 7th
Division and on the 1st July 1916 made an attack on Mametz.    'B' & 'D'
Companies led the assault at 07.30 hrs reaching "Bucket Trench" and "Danzig
Alley".   With high losses, 'C' & 'D' Companies, in support, moved on to
"Fritz Trench" where they were held up.   Bombers (Trench Mortar's) cleared
"Bright Alley".  Total casualties - 390.     Killed leading his men into

Death reported in the 14/07/19116 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Pension Record - Dependent - Alice Holt, 6 Borough Road, Altrincham.  
Awarded a Grant of 50/- on the 13th December 1916.  Awarded a weekly
pension of 11/- w.e.f. the 22nd July 1917, which was increased to 19/-
w.e.f. the 27th August 1918.

Not listed on any of Trafford Cenotaphs or Church Memorials.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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