John Holdsworth

1872 Dec 18/24/5 Born Yorkshire (RIC) Army records give birth as 18 Dec 1872 for the commissioned John Holdsworth RGA. There is not enough information to get anywhere with a common name


1894 Oct circa enlisted #67241

1909 Feb 3 married • Rawalpindi Pundits, Bengal, India. Lilian Matilda Keenan (1880–1949)

1911 census Both John & Lilian are on a Nay Transprt in Hampshire. He is a Gunner in 3 Mountain Battery of RGA. Indicates born Leeds about 1875

1915 Feb (circa) promoted WO2

1915 Oct 6. Battery Quartermaster Sgt John Holdsworth commissioned 2nd Lt

1916 Jul 5 Lands in Salonica

1920 Dec 17 Joined RIC as a Black & Tan Constable

1921 Jan 15. Joined ADRIC with service no 1516. "No Papers". Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Jan 29. Posted to H Coy

1921 census His family are in Wokingham, the same address as MIC

1921 Jun 21. Appointed A/CQM of H Coy

1921 Oct 31. Relinquished post of A/CQM

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC


1923 Feb 11 Arrived Australia John, Lilian and 7 Children. Infdicated birth 1876

Electoral Roll at Toora, Gippsland, Victoria

1931 problems

1934 he seems to have disappeared, and solicitors advertise for his whereabouts for the next 3 years. His wife appears to stay in Toora

1949 May 7 Lilian died in Toora, Gippsland