Contributed by: Andrew Sheardown, on 2008-11-11
|Year of Birth||1888|
|Year of Death||1916|
|Regiment||York and Lancaster Regiment|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Scotter, Lincolnshire|
"On 10th of February, about 4.20, he was out on patrol with an officer and two men, when he was shot in the stomach and died some two hours afterwards."
When his brother Charlie was told that Billy had been killed he immediately enlisted.
His family were later sent his 'Soldiers Small Book' which has a bullet hole going through it.
Corporal William Holland is buried at the Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
A card commemorating him by his parents says:-
'A devoted son, a faithful friend,
One of the best that God could lend;
He bravely answered duty's call,
His life he gave for one and all.
But the unknown grave is the bitterest blow
None but an aching heart can know.'