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Joseph Cecil Holman

Hastings born Royal Irish Policeman shot in Ireland

Joseph Cecil Holman was born on 17th February 1900 in Hastings, Sussex, the youngest of five sons born to Humphrey Charles and Rose Marie Holman.  The 1901 census shows the family living at Ravine Lodge, St Helen’s, Ore. Humphrey Holman is shown as an estate agent and furniture dealer.

The 1911 census shows that Humphrey and Rose are living at The Warrior House Hotel, Warrior Square, St Leonard’s on Sea and Humphrey is now an Estate Agent, Auctioneer and a Managing Director of a Hotel Company. Joseph is not shown on the census.

Joseph at some time joined the Merchant Navy as a cadet as the record, right, shows. He is also reported to have served in the Royal Marines.

He later became a police constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary.