Sale WW1 

Charles Alan Holt-Tole

Rank:PrivateNumber:52890*
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Bn [1]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:22/10/1918Age:19
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Belle Vue British Cem, Briastre
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born Charles Alan Worrall on the 8th September 1899, the birth being
registered during the December quarter 1899 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref:
8a/169, the son of Charles & Emma Holt (nee Worrall).    Baptised at the
Barkers Lane Wesleyan Chapel, Ashton upon Mersey on the 12th October 1899.

1901 Census - Comer Terrace, Ashton upon Mersey.   Son - aged: 19 months -
born: Ashton upon Mersey.  Head of household - Charles Holt - Married -
aged: 21 - occ: Stonemason's Labourer - born: Sale.   Also - Emma Holt -
Wife - aged: 19 - born: Ashton upon Mersey.

Attended All Saints School, Ashton upon Mersey and the Sale District
Central School, Ashfield Road, Sale.

1911 Census -  5 Heywood Grove, Ashton upon Mersey.   Nephew - aged: 11 -
Scholar - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Head of household - Charles Tole -
Married - aged: 40 - occ: Compositor - born: Timperley.   Also - Mary Ellen
Tole - Wife - aged: 37 - born: Timperley.
His parents were then residing at 48 Eaton Road, Sale.   They now had two
more children (Charles' siblings) born in 1902 and 1905.   Also residing at
this address was Emma's brother, wife and child.   There would have been
little room for Charles, so he moved in with his aunt and her husband whose
name he eventually adopted hyphenated it with Holt. 

Chorister at St. Mary's Church, Ashton on Mersey.

Employed for four years by Messrs. Price Allen & Co, Cotton Merchants,
Manchester.

His foster father (Charles Tole ???) was a well known bassoon player in the
orchestra at the Altrincham Picture Theatre - also a skillful pianist.

Nephew of Charles Tole, 9 Heywood Grove, Mersey Road, Ashton on Mersey.

Enlisted in November 1917

Formerly 90384 - King's (Liverpool Rgt).  Listed as C. Alan Holt-Tole on
St, Mary's Memorial.  

Death reported in the 22/11/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Commemorated on his adopted father's gravestone in St. Martin's
Churchyard.

M.I. (St. Martin's) - "He died that we might live".  

M.I. (France) - "Let him be numbered with thy Saints.  Glory everlasting".


Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
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