Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Edward Ralph Lambert Hollins

Photo of Edward Ralph Lambert Hollins
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1898 - 1903.

Regiment: Royal Lancaster Regt.
Died: 03 March 1916 aged 32 in Belgium. Died of wounds at Ypres.
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery II A 42

Son of Frederick and Bertha Hollins, of The Grange, Eastbourne. b. 1884.
Middle IV—Upper V. House Scholar. House Prefect.
Emmanuel College, Cambridge; B.A. 1906.
8th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

'During the four years preceding the war he had been helping his father at The Grange, Eastbourne. In Sept. 1914 he joined the 9th King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) and passed through the Staff College, Camberley, in May 1915- In the autumn of that year he was ordered to the western front, and was subsequently invalided home with enteritis. At the end of December he was attached to the 10th Battalion of his regiment at home, and in February 1916 was sent to Flanders, where he joined the 8th Battalion. He was wounded on March 2, and died on the following day. All he did both at work or play was done with keen enthusiasm and an entire unselfishness; he died as he had lived, "cheery and thinking of others to the last."' (Malvernian, Apr 1916).

He was well known in the Sussex Cricket club.