George Hollington lived at 106 South Road, Stourbridge, and was married with one child. He worked before the war at Newnam's Lye Brewery. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials but was later transferred to the 2nd Berkshires, probably after returning to front line duty after injury. This battalion was in the 8th Division which served with some success in the later stages of the Somme in 1916 and which followed up the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line in March and April 1917. In July they were moved to Flanders and attacked across the Bellewaerde Lake and the Westhoek Ridge on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres. Private George Hollington was seriously wounded in the action. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station but died on the 2nd August. He was 28 years of age and is buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery (2 G 7) and commemorated on the Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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