Holt, Herbert Wilfred


He was the son of Henry Percy Holt of 15 Kensington Court, London and came to Winchester from Mr. F. Hollins’ school at Eastbourne. He went up to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1907. Three years later he obtained a commission in the Special Reserve, Royal Engineers, and at the outbreak of war his company was among the first to leave England. On August 23rd 1914, they were detailed to blow up a bridge over the Mons-Conde Canal, towards which the Germans were pressing in great force. He fell severely wounded but got up again and continued fighting against heavy odds. He was eventually overpowered and died of his wounds shortly afterwards in enemy hands.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Holt
  • Forenames or initials: Herbert Wilfred
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1902-1907
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Engineers
  • Date of Birth: 5th February 1889
  • Date of Death: 23rd August 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: ST SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY: Grave V.A.4