22/1/44 Remembering Today-Stoker 1st Class JAMES HOLLORAN D/K 59542, Royal Navy

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Stoker 1st Class JAMES HOLLORAN

    D/K 59542, Royal Navy
    who died age 56
    on 22 January 1944
    Son of Francis and Mary Holloran; husband of Lily Maude Holloran, of Stonehouse, Plymouth.
    Remembered with honour
    FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK)
    CWGC :: Cemetery Details
     
  2. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    :poppy: R.I.P James Holloran, RN :poppy:


    CL1,
    Would his age not have precluded him from service?
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    :poppy: R.I.P James Holloran, RN :poppy:


    CL1,
    Would his age not have precluded him from service?
    Looks like he was UK based
    no other info

    regards
    Clive
     
  4. SteveOs

    SteveOs New Member

    James Holoran was my grandfather. He was often too I'll to take up active duties but from what I have heard he was still enlisted at the outset of WW2, he died from TB as did his wife Lily before the end of the war. They had a son who died age 16 in 1942, killed in action on the Arctic Convoys. Their daughter Eileen (my mother) died in 1974. That is all I know of this family, if anyone has any more family information I would love to know more.
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    OK

    Firstly your grandfather
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: James Holoran
    Death Age: 56
    Birth Date: abt 1888
    Registration Date: Mar 1944
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 384

    Secondly your Uncle
    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Maurice Gordon Holoran
    Age: 16
    Birth Date: abt 1926
    Death Date: 14 May 1942
    Cemetery: Naval Memorials In The United Kingdom Plymouth Part V
    Burial Country: England
    Father: James Holoran
    Mother: Lily Maud Holoran
    Regimental Number: PLY/X 3915
    Region or Memorial: Memorial Register
    Other Records:
    40465_291222-00017.jpg

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Maurice Gordon Holoran
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 28 Sep 1925
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon.
    Death Date: 14 May 1942
    Death Age: 16
    44994_adm_104_132-0125.jpg

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Maurice G Holoran
    Registration Date: 1925
    Registration district: Devonport
    Inferred County: Devon
    Re-registration Year: 1925
    Mother's Maiden Name: Jeffery
    Volume Number: 5b
    Page Number: 402

    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Boy Bugler Maurice Gordon Holoran
    Death Date: 14 May 1942
    Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
    Burial or Cremation Place: Plymouth, Plymouth Unitary Authority, Devon, England
    Has Bio?: Y
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...


    And finally your grandmother
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Lilian M Holoran
    Death Age: 54
    Birth Date: abt 1892
    Registration Date: Mar 1946
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 454

    TD

    Forgot to add the bit about HMS Trinidad - HMS Trinidad, British light cruiser, WW2
     
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  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Holoran Household (4 People)
    6 Bottom Stonehall, Plymouth C.B., Devon

    NAME - DOB - OCCUPATION
    James Holoran -14 Sep 1887 - Stoker RN
    Lilian M Holoran - ? Nov ? - Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Eileen (M) Osbiston (Holoman) - 20 May 1929 - At School
     
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  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    From Naval-history.net:

    20th March-3rd April - Convoy PQ13 and Return QP9 - These next two convoys set out around the 20th, again covered by the Home Fleet. Off North Cape on the 24th "U-655" was rammed and sunk by minesweeper "Sharpshooter" escorting QP9. Of the 19 merchantmen in this convoy all reached Iceland in safety. PQ13 and its escort, including cruiser "Trinidad" and destroyers "Eclipse" and "Fury", were scattered by severe gales and heavily attacked. On the 29th three German destroyers encountered the escort north of Murmansk. "Z-26" was sunk, but in the action "Trinidad" was hit and disabled by one of her own torpedoes. As the cruiser limped towards Kola Inlet an attack by "U-585" failed and she was sunk by "Fury". Five of the 19 ships with PQ13 were lost - two to submarines, two to aircraft, and one by the destroyers. "Trinidad" reached Russia.

    14th/15th May - Cruiser "Trinidad" (above - Navy Photos) was damaged escorting PQ13 in March, and patched up at Murmansk ready for the homeward journey. Escort was now provided by four destroyers and cover by more cruisers, but on the 14th she was heavily attacked from the air and hit by a Ju88 bomber. Fires got out of control and "TRINIDAD" was scuttled next day in the cold waters north of Norway's North Cape.

    Tim
     

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