Hollins, William Humphrey

He was the eldest son of William Hollins of Berry Hill, Mansfield, Notts and Mary Hollins, nee Seely, daughter of Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet. He was one of six Hopperite brothers who were in the school between the years 1909 and 1930. He came to Winchester from the Grange, Eastbourne. He was Senior Co. Prae. his last year, won the King’s Silver Medals for Latin and English Speech and was a Colour Sergeant in the O.T.C.

In 1914, he was elected to the Senior Brackenbury Scholarship in History at Balliol College, Oxford. He was in camp with the Winchester O.T.C. when war broke out, and obtained a commission soon after in the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He fell in action on June 15th 1915, while acting as bombing officer to his battalion near Wytschaete in the Ypres Salient.

He is also commemorated on the St Peter and Paul’s Parish Church War Memorial, Mansfield.


War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hollins
  • Forenames or initials: William Humphrey
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1909-1914
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Sherwood Foresters
  • Date of Birth: 23rd November 1895
  • Date of Death: 15th June 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F1
  • Decoration: NA