Cecil Holden papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection IND 20
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, photographs, a postcard, a press cutting, and printed material.  Includes a copy of his birth certificate, 2 telegrams, and an Austrian Iron Cross medal.

Scope and Content

Press cutting relating to service by Holden family members (January 1917); Field service postcard (September 1917); 11 photographs (1917-1919); Letter to his parents written the day before his death (26 May 1919); 4 letters to his family (November 1918-December 1919); Telegram reporting his death (May 1919); Telegram from Buckingham Palace expressing sympathy (July 1919); 7 letters to his parents relating to his death (May-November 1919); Copy of birth certificate, 1898 (April 1920); Austrian 'Iron Cross' given to him by a POW (Prisoner of War) (nd); Miscellaneous papers relating to the settlement of his estate (August 1919-January 1922); Ceremony programme for the unveiling of a War Memorial at King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham (June 1921); Edition of "Old Edwardians' Magazine" (June 1922).

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil Alexander Naldrett Holden (1898-1919) was born at Solihull and educated at King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham. As a Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment / 1/22nd Punjabis Regiment, he served on the North-West Frontier of India and was killed in action at the capture of Spin Baldak in Afghanistan on 27 May 1919.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by A.E.N. Holden (nephew) in October 1987. See Research Correspondence File.


In English.

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