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Holloway, Leslie James (Les) (1890–1917)

Leslie James Holloway, c1916 photographer unknown

Leslie James Holloway, c1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

On Wednesday night Mr. Richard Holloway, of Manly, and formerly of Goulburn, received word that his second son, Corporal Leslie James Holloway, was killed in action in France on 9th May. Corp. Holloway entered the camp, in Goulburn on 3rd June, 1916, and sailed on the 24th October with the second reinforcements of the 55th Battalion. After training in Salisbury he attended the officers' school and sailed for France on 24th April. It is thought that Corp. Holloway was killed in the gallant capture of Bullecourt. Corp. Holloway was 20 years of age, and had embarked on a fine career. He was educated at King's College, and entered the Goulburn branch of The City Bank, subsequently joining the staff of the Bank of N.S.W. at Ganmain. He served with the latter bank in many centres, and two years ago was appointed to the head office in the security department at a high soalary; his knowledge of country coniditions gaining him the position. He was unmarried. While in Goulburn Corp. Holloway was prominent as a footballer. A brother, Gunner Frank Holloway, is with the forces. Mr. C. Percy Holloway, of Goulburn, is the older broather. There is one sister--Mis Amy Holloway, who resides with her father at Manly. Great sympathy is felt in Goulburn for the bereavcd father and the other relatives.

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'Holloway, Leslie James (Les) (1890–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/holloway-leslie-james-les-20077/text31188, accessed 21 November 2017.

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Leslie James Holloway, c1916 photographer unknown

Leslie James Holloway, c1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour