Reginald Hargreaves Hollis, 2nd Battalion,
South Lancashire Regiment (P.W.V.).
Born Hapton, Lancashire, enlisted Preston, Lancashire, whilst living at Hapton, Lancashire.
Killed in action, France/Flanders, 22 March 1918.
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 19 at the time of his death, the son of John Hargreaves Hollis and Kate Catherine Hollis of 85, Manchester Road, Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire.
Reported in the Burnley Express: -
DIED AFTER CAPTURE.
Hapton Ambulance Worker's Fate.
Since March 21st many efforts have been made to ascertain,
further information of Private Reginald H Hollis, 50381, South Lancashire
Regiment, who was on that day reported by a despatch rider to have been
wounded on the battlefield. On Tuesday morning his mother, Mrs Hollis,
12, Pendle-view, Hapton, received the following from the Agence Internationalle
des Prisonniers de Guerre - "Geneve, August 10th - Dear Mrs Hollis,
We are much grieved to inform you that the following report appears on
lists dispatched from Berlin on 5 July 1918; Private R. H. Hollis, 50381,
S.L. R., disc sent in. Killed and buried between Vauix and Vrancourt".