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Charles Hollingworth  C. Hollingsworth  C Hollingworth Leicestershire Regiment

Surname Hollingworth
Forename/s Charles
Rank Private
Service Number 41539
DOB 1894 in New Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 28/4/1918 Aged 24.
Killed in action.
Regiment & Unit 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.
Service details Egypt, Gallopoli, France & Flanders.
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times.
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes  29/6/1918 (page 4)
C Hollingworth
C Hollingworth
Parents names Mr Charles & Mrs Margaret Hollingworth.
Parents address 19, Madin Street, New Tupton.
Grave location or   memoria location No grave.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 50 to 51.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment in January 1915.
Wounded in September 1916 & January 1918.
Pre war occupation was a miner at Clay Cross Company No. 4 pit.
There is a memorial to Charles Hollingworth in the St. Lawrence Church graveyard (war memorials archive ref: 58695)

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victopry Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Charles Hollingworth was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that Charles Hollingworth was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.