Hollist, Anthony May Capron


Lieutenant Anthony May Capron Hollist (G, 1886-1889) was born on July 19th 1873 – son of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Ommaney Hollist, J.P., D.L., of Lodsworth, Sussex, and Ellen Lydia Ricarda Hollist, nee Wetherell, of Pashley Sussex. He came to Winchester from Rev. J.G. Gresson’s school at Worthing: in 1889 he coxed School IV. From Winchester he went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and in 1894 left England for New South Wales.

On the outbreak of the Boer War he enlisted in the South African Light Horse, being transferred subsequently to the West India Regiment. In 1905 he joined the Hampshire Carabiniers Imperial Yeomanry, and at the outbreak of war held the rank of Lieutenant in the Sussex Territorial Force Reserve. He was transferred with the temporary rank of Captain to the 8th Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment and for three months commanded the 24th Divisional Cyclist Company, rejoining his battalion and proceeding with them to France in August 1915. He was reported wounded and missing on September 28th 1915, during the Battle of Loos and is presumed to have fallen that day.

Mr. Hollist married in 1902 Miss Katherine Barker.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hollist
  • Forenames or initials: Anthony May Capron
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1886-1890
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 19th July 1873
  • Date of Death: 28th September 1915
  • How Died: Missing, presumed killed
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Panel 15 to 19