Regiment: Cheshire Regt..
Died: 08 November 1941 aged 27 in . Died on active service.
Cemetery: Charing (Kent County) Crematorium
Son of Robert P. Holland and Flora D. Holland, of Whitemere, Grange Rd., Davenport, Stockport, Cheshire.
In business (Dept. Manager).
Capt. 6th Cheshire Regt.
'On leaving Malvern he spent 18 months in Germany, studying the language and German business methods. After his return he took up a business appointment in Manchester. After his return to England John Holland took a prominent part in the athletic life of the Manchester district, playing Rugby Football, Lacrosse, Tennis and Squash. He joined a Territorial Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment before the War, in which he served with characteristic cheerfulness and enthusiasm. He died while on Active Service, somewhere in the South of England.' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).
Unit war diary: WO 166/4195