George Henry HOLLAND

Regimental number12/373
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, John Holland, Tuakau, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankMajor
Final unit15th (North Auckland) Company, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 13 July 1916.

FateKilled in Action 15 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialEuston Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No 9), Colincamps, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily Holland, Tuakau, Waikato, Auckland

Military Cross

'Sept-Dec 1915 Gallipoli Peninsula. For invaluable services rendered during the whole time between the landing and the evacuation.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 3 June 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body