Albert Hollett, QSA. Notts Regt

1878 Nov 21. Born Clerkenwell, Middlesex

1881 census 8 Albion Place, Clerkenwell

1891 census 7, Listowel Street, Lambeth

1896 Jan 25. Attests to Northumberland Fusiliers. Claims to be 18years and 2 months. Printer. Father William , 9 Ackerman Rd, Brixton

1898 Feb 15 Appointed L/Cpl

1899 Mar 29. Promoted Cpl.

1899 Nov 4. Posted to South Africa

1899 Dec 10. Battle of Srormberg. Prisoner Of War . On the evening of 9 December, a column under the command of Lt-Gen Sir W.F. Gatacre left Molteno, the 2nd The Royal Irish Rifles leading the infantry followed by the artillery and then the mounted troops. The guides, however, lost their way, underestimating the distance from the rest stop to the Boer lines, and as dawn broke the column suddenly came across Olivier's laager which was unaware of the British presence until the last minute. The burghers scrambled to cover the crest of a ridge which overlooked the column whilst the 2nd The Northumberland Fusiliers deployed quickly to attempt to try to climb it. This attack failed and the Fusiliers were ordered to retire. Gatacre ordered a withdrawal to Molteno which was reached without major incident that morning. British losses were 28 killed and 51 wounded, whilst the Boers lost eight killed and 26 wounded; the British, however, left behind 634 officers and men to be taken prisoner.

1900 Jun 6. Released at Pretoria

1902 Jan 31 Promoted Sgt

1903 Feb 11 Posted back UK.

1906 Jun 28. Marries Mary Hudson

1906 Sep 29 Promoted Colour Sgt,

1911 census - he is a married Colour Sergeant. 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in Sheffield.

1913 Sep 24 Posted to India.

1914 Oct 12. Promoted WOII and CSM

1914 Nov 19 Posted back to UK

1914 Nov 19. Convicted by DCM of using insubordinate language with a superior officer while on active service - loses seniority.

1915 Dec 27 Lands in France. Appointed Acting RSM 16th battalion

1917 Nov 2. Acting Quartermaster 96 Infantry Brigade

1918 Mar 17. Reverts to CSM on joining E Depot

1918 Jun 10. Temp Commission as Quartermaster

1920 Jan 21. The undermentioned temp. Qrmrs. relinquish their comms, on completion of service and retain their rank. Lt A Hollett.

1920 Nov 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 1018. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jul 12 to 26 Jul on Leave

1921 Aug 12 to 26 Aug on Leave

1921 Oct 7 to 20 Oct on Leave

1921 Dec 16 to 29 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1933 May 28. His son is killed in a motorcycle accident in Aldershot Albert Hollet (our man) is described as a bus company employee

1939 Register. Living at 120 Grosvenor Road , Aldershot. He is a married accounts clerk with wife Mary Ann

1942 Jun Died Uxbridge.age 63

ADRIC