Charles Holt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6926
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 07/01/1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.B.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 35 Rosefield St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mrs Holt, 72 King St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Edwin Holt

  • Siblings:

    Robert, David, Herbert, Archibald, Edwin, Alfred, John & James

  • Spouse:

    Bessie Sharp Holt, c/o Anderson, 256 Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Charles Holt

Seven of his bothers served in the armed forces during the Great War with the eighth brother a munition worker.

Pte Robert Holt, Canadian Expeditionary Force (there is no record of Robert in any Canadian records). Sgt Maj David Holt, Black Watch. Driver Herbert Holt, Royal Field Artillery. Pte Archibald Holt, Black Watch. Driver Edwin Holt, Royal Army Service Corps. Pte Alfred Holt, Gordon Highlanders. Mr John Holt, Munition Worker. L/Cpl James Holt, Cameron Highlanders (machine gun section).

Charles Holt   6926   Black Watch

HOLTDied of wounds, on 6th January, Lance-Corporal Charles Holt, aged 31, beloved husband of Bessie Anderson, 35 Rosefield Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 20th January 1917

HOLTDied of wounds, on 6th January 1917, Lance-Corporal Charles Holt, Black Watch, in his 32d year, the fifth beloved son of the late John Edwin Holt, ironmoulder, and Mrs J. E. Holt, 72 King Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers (nine have served in the army), also his brother Edwin, B.E.F.

Dundee People’s Journal 27th January 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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