Arthur Reginald HOLTHOUSE

HOLTHOUSE, Arthur Reginald

Service Number: 6868
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Flying Corps
Born: Riverton, South Australia, 28 May 1885
Home Town: Kapunda, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Exeter College, Oxford, England
Occupation: Commercial Salesman
Died: Killed In Action, France, 10 April 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Arras Flying Services Memorial, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Allendale North School & District Honour Roll, Kapunda Dutton Park Memorial Gardens WW1 Plaque
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6868, 8th Field Ambulance, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6868, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
10 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps
Date unknown: Wounded 6868

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Biography contributed by Nicholas Egan

Mr. and Mrs. H A Holthouse of Kapunda, have been advised by cable that their youngest son, Arthur Reginald Holthouse, of the Royal Flying Corps was killed in action on the Italian front on April 10. He was previously reported missing on that date. The deceased soldier enlisted at Mitcham on June 15, 1915 as a member of the 8th Field Ambulance and after six weeks training there was transferred to Melbourne where he underwent special training in one of the large public hospital. After nine months in Egypt he embarked for France where he remained for many months. Subsequently he volunteered for the Royal Flying Corps, was transferred to England and studied at Exeter College, Oxford, where he obtained his commission and his pilot's certificate and wings at Narborough. From thence he returned to France where he had a wide experience in aerial warfare. On January 18. 1918 he was selected with four others for active service in Italy, to which front he proceeded with a section of the Royal Flying Corps from London. He was of an exceptionally bright and happy disposition, and was held in the highest esteem by his many friends. As a singer, he had a fine voice, and since he has been on active service has sung on many occasions to soldier audiences.

Kapunda Herald Friday 17 May 1918 page 2



Arthur Reginald HOLTHOUSE was born in Riverton, South Australia on 28th May, 1885

His parents were Henry Arthur Crafton HOLTHOUSE & Rosina Jane SPICER


Discharged in England on 16 Mar 1917. Joined the British Flying Corps.

Memorial details: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France