Moses Holland – Died 100 Hundred Years Ago Today

Vis-en-Artois CWWG Cemetary

The 5th October 1918 saw the death of Private Moses Holland who had links to Kingsley Holt, Consall and Whiston.

At the time of his death, he was just 18 years old. Tragically he has no known grave but is commemorated at the beautiful Vis-en-Artois Commonwealth War Graves Cemetary in France. He is one of around 10,000 men remembered their who have no known grave.

To read about Moses Holland click HERE


The Kingsley Remembers Project is nearing its conclusion after over 4 years which has seen some notable achievements. As well as works around the War Memorial and the book All The Kingsley Men the project team have visited the graves and memorials to 23 of the 29 men lost in WW1 and placed a Poppy Cross on each.

The last three to be visited this last summer were Robert Miles Heywood, Jim Beech, and James Meakin.In respect of James Meakin an extra cross was placed on behalf of a relative Cathy Thompson. Pictured are their graves from the visits.

Finally, the project in conjunction with the local Britsh Legion branch, the Parish Council and St Werburgh’s Church are planning a series of events from dawn until dusk on 11th November with funds provided by the Parish and District Council. More to follow.

Robert Myles Heywood grave

The grave of Jim Beech

The last resting place of James Meakin