In the course of my research into the men whose names are inscribed on our village War Memorial, it occurred to me that it would be a worthwhile commemorative project to highlight their names on this website and in our parish magazine, Link, in the month which marks one hundred years since their deaths. The previous man who died was Richard John Lumley in October, 1914. As well as spending a few moments thinking of these men and their families, I hope that you find the details of some interest.
Ken Haywood HOLT, Arthur Private, 1796, 5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment. Died on the 3rd July, 1915, in the United Kingdom, age 23, from illness.
Buried in Bishopthorpe Churchyard. Remember him.