George Michael Holt

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George Michael Holt was part of the Warwickshire Yeomanry. The British yeomanry during the First World War were part of the British Army reserve Territorial Force. Initially in 1914 there were fifty-seven regiments and fourteen mounted brigades. Soon after the declaration of war second and third line regiments were formed. The third line regiments however were soon absorbed into the Cavalry Reserve Regiments, to supply replacements for the cavalry and yeomanry. George was shot through the mouth and was later cared for at Birmingham Hospital.

Grandfather of Richard Holt.

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The residents of Pitminster Parish have created an exhibition of World War One at the ‘Lamb and Flag’ from Friday Sept 26th to Sunday Oct 5th 2014 based on the articles and artefacts received from people who live in the villages of the Parish. Leading up to the exhibition there have been events and activities based in and around the villages marking the Centenary. This website and its content are from that exhibition along with additional material during the lifetime of this website.


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