Lionel Pretorius HOLLOWAY


HOLLOWAY, Lionel Pretorius

Service Number: 2325
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, 21 March 1897
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: South Goulburn Public School & Goulburn High School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Died of Illness (Influenza, Pneumonia & Cerebral Abscess), Endell St. Military Hospital, London, England, 15 January 1919, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot IV, Row H, Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2325, Liverpool, New South Wales
30 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2325, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2325, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
20 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 19th Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion
15 Jan 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2325, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Lionel Pretorius HOLLOWAY was born on 21st March, 1897 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa - his birth was subsequently registered in 1898 in New South Wales

His parents were Leonard HOLLOWAY and Rachel Muriel McINNES who married in 1896 in Goulburn, NSW - after the marriage they left for South Africa

He had previous service with the Junior Cadets at school and spent 4 years in the Senior Cadets before he enlisted on 21st June, 1915 at Liverpool and embarked as a Private with the 19th Infantry Battalion from Sydney on the ship HMAT Argyllshire on 30th September, 1915 

Lionel died on 15th January, 1919 at the Military Hospital in Endell St, London due to a combination of Influenza, Pneumonia & a Cerebral Abscess - he is buried in Brookfield Military Cemetery in Surrey, UK - his name is also memorialized on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal