Lt Col. Frank Hollingworth

I have been unable to find the LG references to his promotion to Lt Col. But it is on MIC, and it would appear to be commanding a Labour Battalion

1876 Jun 27. Born Hull, Yorkshire

1881 Census at Myrtle Villas, Southcoates, Hull

1891 census at Hornsea Parade, Southcoates, Hull

1901 census at Holdersness Rd, Southcoates, Hull

1911 census at Hull (his parents are still at Holderness Road)

1915 Dec 17. Durham Light Infantry. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants : Frank Hollingworth.

1916 Sep. Lands in France

1917 Nov 14. Labour Corps. 2nd Lt. F. Hollingworth (Durh. L.I., T.F.), from York. R., to be 2nd Lt. 13 Apr. 1917., with seniority 17 Dec. 1915, and to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co. Initial service is conducted with the 1/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry before he is posted to the 16th (Labour) Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) as a Second-Lieutenant.

Serves in Number 2 Company of the Battalion, Officer Commanding Company one Temporary Captain Harold Gaskell.

His date however of posting overseas is somewhat confusing as the Battalion disembarks at Le Havre on the 12th July 1916. The Army List of 1916 (corrected to October 1916) still records him as being present within the ranks of the Battalion. One may surmise that he was left behind at their camp located at Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, for some reason, often than not, as a clear up detail.

In May 1917, due to reorganisation, the Battalion was split up into 2 Labour Companies, the 22nd and 23rd, the former under the command of Captain Gaskell. I can't find Hollingworth in the Army List for 1917 however the London Gazette dated 14th August suggests a transfer to the South Staffordshire Regiment.

L.G. dated 10th July 1919 has him as a Temporary Major, 137th Coy. Labour Corps

1920 May 29. Joined RIC as a Defence of Barracks Sgt

1920 Jul 28. Joined ADRIC with service no 419. A Form 3 transfer from depot. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Dec 18. Promoted DI3 (Platoon Commander level)

1920 Feb 6 to Feb 20 on Leave

1921 Feb 19. Adjutant and given rank of DI1 (equal to Coy Commander) HQ

1921 Apr 1. Ceases to be Adjutant and reverts to DI3 (Platoon Commander). He becomes Assistant Adjutant

1921 Jun 1. Posted to R Coy as Intelligence Officer DI3

1921 Aug 13 to 12 Sep on Leave

1922 Jan 29 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Nov 19 Makes a donation

1934 His father died

1936 He is an Assistant in the Museums Dept in Hull

1953 Jan 3. Died Holderness, Hull Aged 76