Herbert Holvey

Census Address: 42 East Street
Place of Birth: Grantham
Date of Birth: 1899
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Herbert Holvey– 42 East Street

In the 4 rooms at 42 East St in 1911, there were two bricklayer’s labourers, one with his wife and 11yr old schoolboy Herbert Holvey with his father, Frederick. Frederick was a fitter of engines at an Agricultural Implements Works aged 29 years and married according to the entry however his wife is not listed.

Frederick married (Rose) Ada Downs at Grantham in 1899 when he was 19 years old and she was 20 years. Herbert was born soon after. In 1901 the family were in Attercliffe, Sheffield where Frederick was working as a steel worker. Presumably he came to Stamford because there was suitable work. Ada’s whereabouts in 1911 have not been found although it is possible she was also a boarder at 42 East St and just omitted by mistake.

The only information found about Herbert’s wartime service comes from a Medal Roll and a Medal Index Card. From these we know he joined the 4th Lincs Regiment then served with the 1/5 Lincs. He was a Private.

In 1928 Herbert married Mary Ethel Smart in the Spalding area but no children have been found. From Probate we know he died in the Stamford & Rutland Hospital in February 1960, his address was 54 Rutland Road, Stamford and he left just under £1,700.