George William Holland RFA

1888 Oct 10. Born Bradford, Yorkshire

1891 census at 36, Binbrook Street, Manningham, Bradford

1901census at : 16, Cemetery Road, Bradford

1903 Aug 22 Enlists in Militia (same Cemerery Road address. NOK is mother Mary)

1903 Nov 26 Moves on to Regulary Army in RFA

1911 Oct/Dec Married Margaret May Clarke in Aldershot

1911 census, Acting Bombardier in RFA. Lille Barracks, Married Quarters, Royal Engineer's Yard, Marlborough Lines, Aldershot

1917 Oct 2. Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1919 Aug 23. Lt. G. W. Holland retires, receiving a gratuity.

1920 Nov 8 Joined ADRIC with service no 991. Posted to H Coy

I think the family was in Ireland in 1921 census

1921 May 5. "Resignation accepted after 6 months service"

1921 Oct 25. Rejoined with same no.

1921 Oct 29. Posted to A Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Portland Prison, the address on the MIC, was converted to a Borstal Institution in 1921. I assume he became a warder there rather than an inmate

1939 Register. Living at 32 Sandford Road , Chelmsford with wife Margaret May. He is a Principal Officer, Prison. A Civil Servant b 10 Oct 1888.

1940 Jan 6. G W Holland, housemaster at Chelmsford Prison, is transferred to Wakefield Prison

1947 Aug 9. He is noted as assistant governor of Wakefield Prison

1959 Jan/Mar died Hastings (DC would be needed to prove it) His widow margaret May died in Hastings in Oct/Dec 1976