W G Hollingsworth Lancashire Fulsiliers

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  1. Charlie Clark

    Charlie Clark New Member

    I am doing research on the above who is on a war memorial at my work in Edinburgh and i have now found out is on a memorial in Salford.
    I am a bit puzzled how he was in the Lancashire Fusiliers when he and the family came from the Hansdsworth area of Birmingham.
    He died in 1944 and is remembered at Kohima in India.
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It was the BRITISH Army , men were sent to whatever regiment they were needed no matter where they were from.
  3. Charlie Clark

    Charlie Clark New Member

    Ok cheers
  4. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    Also makes a difference being an officer.

    Captain. Wilfred George Hollingsworth.

    Rank: Captain

    Service No:149293

    Date of Death: 28/04/1944 (Born 1909)

    Age: 34

    Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers /8th Bn.

    Grave Reference: 1. A. 12.



    Additional Information:

    Son of Edward Humphrey Vincent and Florence Maria Hollingsworth, of Birmingham

    husband of Constance Josephine Hollingsworth, of Streetly, Birmingham.
    1908 - 1990 married in 1936.
  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    I am assuming this is him?


    When doing your research you need to be aware that his name appears to be spelt differently from time to time.

    GRO Birth Register Q4 1909, West Bromwich
    Hollingsworth, Wilfred George

    GRO Marriage Register Q3 1936, Birmingham
    Hollingsworth, Wilfrid G

    GRO War Deaths
    Hollingsworth, Wilfrid G, 2nd Lt, Lancashire Fusiliers, Year 1944, Volume 2, Page 215

    Probate Indexes show Wilfrid

    On the 1911 Census, which was handwritten by his father, Edward, the spelling of his name is not totally clear, but I am fairly sure it is Wilfred.

    The handwritten baptism record for 6 October 1909 shows Wilfred.
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member


    As the other members have said, you went where there was a need. My grandfather was born and bred in Hampstead, North London, and he was posted to the Deveonshire Regiment and then transferred to the King's Liverpool's a while later.
  7. Charlie Clark

    Charlie Clark New Member

    Hi all. Thanks for the replys. I did notice the difference in spelling

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