William P Holt (1893-1917)

William was the grandson of a Burnley Mayor and the nephew of Burnley’s Medical Officer of Health. He enlisted as a private in the Army but was quickly commissioned as an officer. William transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, in which he was killed in action June 1917. The local newspaper reported: “A promising officer, and a young gentleman of exemplary character, is thus lost to his family and country.”