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Hollister, C

Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper

Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 5 May 1915

Sergeant C Hollister killed in action. The many local friends of Sergeant C Hollister of 1st East Surrey Regiment will regret to hear the news which has been received in the Island that he was killed in action during the fighting recently near Hill 60. Though official information has not yet been received it seems only too clear that the gallant soldier has met his death for letters from his friends state that whilst his regiment was passing through a town a shell burst and killed him instantly. The late Sergeant Hollister was a well known athlete and was highly respected by all he came into contact with. He came out of the Army about 2 years ago with the rank of Corporal and immediately war was declared rejoined the Colours and has been right through the Campaign from Mons to Ypres without a scratch. He leaves a widow and 3 children, the youngest of whom was born only 2 months ago and to these and his mother, who has five other sons fighting, we beg to offer our sincere condolences

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 19 May 1915

The Late Sergeant C Hollister. Some time back we published a paragraph with reference to the late Sergeant C Hollister of the 1st East Surreys which stated he had met his death while marching through a town through being struck by a shell. We now learn from one of his former comrades that this gallant soldier was mortally wounded during the attack on Hill 60, dying about an hour after receiving the injury.


Charles Hollister

Corporal Charles Hollister
1st Battalion. East Surrey Regiment

1914 Star

Born at Marylebone, London. Son of Frederick Lewis Hollister. Husband of Henrietta Elizabeth Ingram (formerly Hollister), of 33, Pier Rd., St. Helier, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 34 years

In 1906/7, he was serving in Jersey. Lived at La Motte St, St Helier in 1913 when he was transferred to the reserve


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record