Hollingsworth, Edward

Edward Hollingsworth was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales in 1881.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 80 Vale Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was John Hollingsworth aged 55, a Railway Engine Driver.  His wife Sarah Hollingsworth aged 52 and their four children – James Hollingsworth aged 29, who was employed as a Labourer, Damuel Hollingsworth aged 21, Sarah Jane Hollingsworth aged 16 and Edward Hollingsworth aged 10 years.

Nothing is known of his early life, but at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl, with 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and embarked at Folkestone for Boulogne arriving there with the Battalion on Monday 27 September 1915.

Private Edward Hollingsworth

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial

He is also remembered on a remembrance plaque at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Edward Hollingsworth at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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