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Edward James Gibson Holland
Birth: Feb. 2, 1878
Ottawa
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jun. 18, 1948
Cobalt
Ontario, Canada

Bore War British Victoria Cross Medal recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion, South Africa. On November 7, 1900, Sergeant Holland was part of a small rearguard troop assigned to protect the withdrawal of British Infantry from the Komati River. When advancing Bores were attacking the retreat column, he held off the enemy with his Colt gun and kept them away from two 12-pounder canons until the withdraw was complete. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Saint James Cemetery
Toronto
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
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Record added: Dec 26, 2002
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Edward James Gibson Holland
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- Milou
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"Oh,it's 'Tommy this'and 'Tommy that', an' chuck 'im out, the brute. But it's 'savior of 'is country' when the guns begin to shoot." -- KiplingCourage is the first virtue.
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