John Hollins and Sydney Peters married in St. Deniol’s Church in Hawarden on 2nd July 1890. They gave their addresses as Spencer’s Houses, Aston, and Wood Lane, Hawarden, respectively. Their fathers were Edward Hollins and George Peters, all the men were Colliers. Sydney’s sister Jane was a Witness.
The 1901 census was the first census that Frank T Hollins appeared on, living with his family in Wood Lane, Hawarden. Frank’s father John Hollins was 34 and a Coal Miner who had been born in Hawarden, Flintshire. John’s wife Sydney 31, had also been born in Hawarden. (The family had been recorded on the 1891 census in Durham, and their eldest daughter Mar, age 9, had been born in Durham). The rest of their children were born in Hawarden and in 1901 Elizabeth was 8, Hesba 4 and baby Frank T. Hollins was 1.
In the1911 census, the family was still in Wood Lane, Hawarden. Some of the children had moved out. Coal miner John Hollins was 44 and Sydney was 41. They had been married for 21 years and had had 6 children, all of whom were still living. Their daughter Hesba was 14, Frank Trevor 11 and John was 7.
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms Frank’s regimental Information as stated above. It states his place of birth was Hawarden, as was his residence and that he had enlisted in Wrexham. His medal card also on Ancestry details his medal entitlement.
There is an index card for Frank in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County record office in Hawarden. (F4 Ewloe). It was signed by Sidney Hollins on 3rd November 1919.