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Stuart Trevor Hollick

Stuart Trevor Hollick

War dead  Male  Born 1917  Died 29/12/1942

Categories: War Memorial WW2

Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Flying Officer (Flying Instructor) Stuart Trevor Hollick was the son of Stuart Dudley Hollick and Eveline Edith Hollick née Homewood, his birth being registered in the first quarter of 1918 in Steyning, Brighton, Sussex. His mother seemed to have used different forenames throughout her life as she is variously recorded as Eveline Edith, Edith Everline and Evelyn Edith. His father was a Fire Insurance Inspector who during World War One had been a 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment and a Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. In the mid 1920's he was taken by his parents on several voyages between the UK and Mexico and on each occasion the family home was recorded as 43 Harborough Road, Streatham.

In 1940 he married Violet Marguerite Wood in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She was an Insurance Clerk and the younger sister of Gunner Clement Allan Wood, who is also recorded on the St Mary and St John the Divine plaque, Balham High Road. He was an employee of the Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation Ltd. He joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and as a Flight Sergeant, service number 745658, the London Gazette dated 6 January 1942 confirmed his promotion to Pilot Officer, service number 112409, with effect from 25 November 1941. He was promoted to Flying Officer on 1 October 1942.

He was a Flying Instructor and lost his life, aged 25 years, on 29 December 1942, whilst testing aircraft at Rolls-Royce, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. He was buried in Row F, Grave 3 in the Burton-on-the Wolds Burial Ground, Melton Road, Burton-on-the Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Probate records show that administration of his estate was granted to his widow and that his address at the time of his death was 24 Wensley Road, Woodthorpe, Nottinghamshire. His effects totalled £427-17s-2d. They had a son, Stuart Anthony David Hollick, who he never knew and whose birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1943 in Balham.

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