Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Holz Brothers died exactly 100 years ago





Someone (John?) has been there before us this week

Garry, Mary and Daile paying their respect
It was a special day for the Holz family today. They visited the graves of 2 great uncles who are buried next to each other. The third brother was badly injured. 










These are the soldiers who died exactly 100 years ago and are buried at Motor Car Corner Cemetery
ANDREWS
THOMAS
Wellington Regiment
3rd Bn.
A. 17.
BENNETT
FRED
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
B. 11.
CRAIG
DAVID GLOVER
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
B. 13.
CUNNINGHAM
PATRICK
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
B. 12.
GREEN
JACK
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
B. 15.
HAMILL
CHARLES PATRICK
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
B. 14.
HOLZ
ALLAN
Wellington Regiment
3rd Bn.
A. 15.
HOLZ
ERNEST JOHN JULIUS
Wellington Regiment
3rd Bn.
A. 16.
TAYLOR
ARTHUR JULIUS
Auckland Regiment
3rd Bn.
A. 18.
We have reason to believe they were billet in this neighbourhood

Those soldiers are from the 3Bn and have never been in combat with their regiment because the first and only time the 3th Battalions went into battle with the 4th Brigade was on 4 October 1917, the Battle of Broodseinde.

The Holz brothers were killed in Nieppe while they were at their billets in Pont de Nieppe.

 
some Kiwi soldiers were billeted around this church in Nieppe.

You can read more about the Holz brothers here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/holz-brothers or visit the temporary digital exhibition in Messines.

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