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  • Tip James Holland was born in 1866 in Cheshire, England. His parents were George and Mary Holland.

    He came to the Kenora district in June of 1902 as a widower. On 19 October 1903 he married widow Isabella Mansfield (nee Tweedley) in Rat Portage (Kenora). She had three children: Margaret Henrietta, Mary Isobel and John. Isabella and Tip had another six children together: Fred, George, Timothy, Kathleen, Wayne and Charles.

    At age 50, Tip enlisted with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway troops in Winnipeg on 20 February 1917. He had been working as a machinist helper on the CPR. He traveled to England aboard the S.S. Canada arriving in Liverpool on 15 March 1917. Tip was transferred to the 6th battalion Canadian Railway Troops and left for France on 04 April 1917. He saw active service in France building railways, often in the firing zone, until his health gave way. In October of 1917 Tip started suffering from myalgia and was returned to England where he was admitted to hospital. It was determined that he was no longer fit for service and he was invalided back to Canada in June 1918. Upon his return he spent several weeks at the Manitoba Military Hospital in Winnipeg where he received treatment for myalgia. He received his official discharge on 14 September 1918.

    Two months later his youngest son, Charles Bebbington Holland died of influenza.

    Tip bought property in Jaffray Mellick and farmed after the war.  His wife Bella died on 23 May 1932.

    Tip died on 06 November 1947 in Kenora.  His Veteran Death Card lists his daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Buntin of Kenora, Ontario as his next of kin. He was buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora.

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  • Regimental Number:
  • 2240331
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Place of Birth:
  • Cheshire
  • Country:
  • England
  • Next of Kin:
  • wife, Isabella of 711 River Street, Kenora, Ontario
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • 711 River Street, Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • 1866
  • Trade or Calling:
  • machinist helper CPR
  • Marital Status:
  • Married
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • February 20, 1917
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 46
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • November 6, 1947
  • Age at Death:
  • 76
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 11E-37-3
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Tip James Holland was born in 1866 in Cheshire, England. His parents were George and Mary Holland.

    He came to the Kenora district in June of 1902 as a widower. On 19 October 1903 he married widow Isabella Mansfield (nee Tweedley) in Rat Portage (Kenora). She had three children: Margaret Henrietta, Mary Isobel and John. Isabella and Tip had another six children together: Fred, George, Timothy, Kathleen, Wayne and Charles.

    At age 50, Tip enlisted with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway troops in Winnipeg on 20 February 1917. He had been working as a machinist helper on the CPR. He traveled to England aboard the S.S. Canada arriving in Liverpool on 15 March 1917. Tip was transferred to the 6th battalion Canadian Railway Troops and left for France on 04 April 1917. He saw active service in France building railways, often in the firing zone, until his health gave way. In October of 1917 Tip started suffering from myalgia and was returned to England where he was admitted to hospital. It was determined that he was no longer fit for service and he was invalided back to Canada in June 1918. Upon his return he spent several weeks at the Manitoba Military Hospital in Winnipeg where he received treatment for myalgia. He received his official discharge on 14 September 1918.

    Two months later his youngest son, Charles Bebbington Holland died of influenza.

    Tip bought property in Jaffray Mellick and farmed after the war.  His wife Bella died on 23 May 1932.

    Tip died on 06 November 1947 in Kenora.  His Veteran Death Card lists his daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Buntin of Kenora, Ontario as his next of kin. He was buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora.

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  • Holland, Tip James Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • 2240331
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Battalion:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Place of Birth:
  • Cheshire
  • Next of Kin:
  • wife, Isabella of 711 River Street, Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • 1866
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • England
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • 711 River Street, Kenora, Ontario
  • Trade or Calling:
  • machinist helper CPR
  • Marital Status:
  • Married
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • February 20, 1917
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 46
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • November 6, 1947
  • Age at Death:
  • 76
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 11E-37-3
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
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