Wilfred Holsey (1891-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Wilfred Holsey was born on 19 August 1891 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, the son of gardener and farmer William Holsey.

At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a farmer with his father at Law Farm, Southowram, Halifax.

His older half-brother, William James Holsey, served in the Canadian Infantry and was killed in action on 2 September 1918.[1]

Wilfred is named on the Shelley War Memorial although it is uncertain how he was linked to the area.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Notes and References

  1. With grateful thanks to Frank Vanyuscsak for proving information about William James and Wilfred.