Private Paul Holman

Service Army Service No. 1625 Paul Holman
Rank Private
Regiment:Honourable Artillery Company
Date of Birth: 07/02/1893
Born Streatham, SouthLondon
Date of Death: 15/02/1915
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription HOLMAN PAUL PTE. H.A.C.

Service History

A letter from the officer commanding the Honourable Artillery Company says that while Mr Holman was on sentry duty on February 17th he was killed by a stray shot. A comrade writes: “His first thought was that most evidently he must warn the guard; this he did, becoming unconscious immediately afterwards.”

Association with Dawlish

In 1871 Richard Holman (1836-98) and his wife Eleanor Mary (nee Haswell, 1837-1917) were living in Topsham with their nine year old son Herbert (1862-1928), who was born in The Elms, on The Strand, Topsham(Nolan and Black family tree).
By 1881 Herbert Holman was an undergraduate of Christ College, Cambridge, and on 13 July 1887 he married Sophia Hawkes Andrew (1864-1933) in Exeter. ) (Dodd Family Tree)
By 1891 they had moved to ‘Wetherly”, Thrale (?) Road, Streatham and had the first two children, Dorothy Andrew (1889-) and Alwyn Ansell (1890-).
The 1901 census shows Paul Holman, 8, as a boarder at Banstead Hall, (presumably a boy’s school, run by Edward Jervis Maitland) with his older brother Alwyn A Holman, 11.
The 1911 census shows Herbert Holman as a Barrister at Law, Marine Insurance, living at Ashcombe Tower, near Dawlish with his younger brother Thomas J Holman visiting at the time of the census. Sophie Hawkes Holman and Paul appear as boarders at the Porthminster Hotel, St Ives, and Paul is an undergraduate.

Devon Roll of Honour Without date or location of death
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site
Devon Heritage Site

Next of Kin: Herbert Holman, Barrister
Last Known Address: 78 Lancaster Gate, London W.

Paul Holman
Private Paul Holman

Paul and Alwyn Holman

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Paul Holman HAC - Memorial Scroll

Topsham Museum - Holman family collection

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