Eric J. Holloway, S/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Henry Ernest and Sarah Elizabeth Holloway, Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 3968405
Rank S/Sgt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron G Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Regiment
Decoration
Military Medal
Death information
Died when 18-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near old Church
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 3-A-15
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Sgt. Holloway commanded a section in a house in the area of the Old Church. He showed great courage in patrol work. When the enemy launched their first big attack against the gun positions he kept up effective fire with a Bren gun throughout the time the house was being demolished by a self-propelled gun at point blank range. By remaining at his post he was largely responsible for breaking up the enemy attack. His complete disregard for his personal safety saved what might have been a serious break-through by the enemy. For this he was awarded the Military Medal.

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Eric J. Holloway, S/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Henry Ernest and Sarah Elizabeth Holloway, Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 3968405
Rank S/Sgt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron G Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Regiment
Decoration
Military Medal
Death information
Died when 18-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near old Church
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 3-A-15
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Sgt. Holloway commanded a section in a house in the area of the Old Church. He showed great courage in patrol work. When the enemy launched their first big attack against the gun positions he kept up effective fire with a Bren gun throughout the time the house was being demolished by a self-propelled gun at point blank range. By remaining at his post he was largely responsible for breaking up the enemy attack. His complete disregard for his personal safety saved what might have been a serious break-through by the enemy. For this he was awarded the Military Medal.

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