Hollingsworth, Henry Alexander (No. 302393)

Hollingsworth, Henry Alexander (Henry)


No. 302393, 10th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery

Killed in action on Thursday 29 August 1918 (aged 33)


Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, France (Grave VII. D. 32)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance


Henry Alexander Hollingsworth was born on 26 March 1885 at 14 Sugar Island, Newry and he was a son of Samuel and Martha Hollingsworth (nee Stevenson) who were married on 7 April 1878 in Belfast.

Samuel Hollingsworth worked as a commercial traveller, a grocer, a book-keeper, a book canvasser and an agent for a tract society and he and Martha had at least nine children:

Anna Elizabeth Jane (born 12 March 1879 at 8 Harrow Street, Belfast)

Sarah Adeline Fordyce (born 5 January 1882 at 25 Prospect Street, Belfast)

Henry Alexander (born 26 March 1885 at 14 Sugar Island, Newry)

Samuel Stevenson (born 8 November 1886 in Drumaran, Banbridge)

John (born 21 December 1889 in Olphert Place, Coleraine)

Fanny Skelly (born 7 July 1890 in Olphert Place, Coleraine)

Edith (born 11.30 pm 12 July 1892 in Drumnagally, Banbridge)

Ethel (born 11.35 pm 12 July 1892 in Drumnagally, Banbridge)

William Mackintosh (born 24 January 1896 in Kilmoriarty, Lurgan)

Henry Alexander Hollingsworth moved to England where he worked as a driver and in 1907 he and Elizabeth Parkinson were married in Ecclesall, Bierlow, Yorkshire.  They moved to Canada where they lived at 26 Ravina Crest, Toronto.  Henry Hollingsworth enlisted on 15 September 1915 in Toronto and it was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 8½ inches tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair and he had a small mole on his left shoulder.

He left St John, Canada on 2 February 1916 and arrived in Plymouth, England on 14 February 1916.  He made his will on 23 June 1916 and left everything to his wife.

Gunner Henry Alexander Hollingsworth embarked for active service on 13 July 1916 and landed in France two days later.

Gunner Henry Alexander Hollingsworth was serving with the 10th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 29 August 1918 and at that time the family address reported in the Press was 35 Belfast Road, Bangor.

Gunner Henry Alexander Hollingsworth was 33 when he died and he was buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, France.  He is commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) and in the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance.