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Anthony May Capron Hollist 1873-1915

Anthony May Capron Hollist 1873-1915
Born: 1873 Plumstead, Kent
Died: 1915 Loos, France
Edward Ommanney Capron Hollist
Ellen Lydia Richarda Wetherell
May Capron Hollist 1867-1947
Ella Capron Hollist 1872-1891
Lilian Capron Hollist 1869-1942
Gerald Wetherell Capron Hollist 1877-1922
Katherine Barker 1878-1977
Susan Capron Hollist 1912-2006
Hollist Arms

Hollist Arms

Anthony May Capron Hollist was born on 19 July 1873 at Plumstead in Kent, the son of Edward Ommanney Capron Hollist and his wife nee Ellen Lydia Richarda Wetherell. He was baptised on 7 September 1873 at Lodsworth, Sussex (1).

The family lived at Lodsworth House near Midhurst in West Sussex and 50 St. James's Square in London.

When the 1901 Census was taken he was a Second Lieutenant in the Army in barracks at Harrow Road, Aldershot in Hampshire.

On 4 October 1902 at Lodsworth he married Katherine Barker, the only child of Theodore Barker, solicitor of Gray's Inn in London and West Meon near Petersfield in Hampshire. She was born in 1878 at Surbiton in Surrey.

In 1911 Lieutenant Hollist and his wife were living at Highbuilding House in Fernhurst in Sussex,with a nurse for their infant daughter and also a cook, parlourmaid and housemaid.

They had one child:

Susan Capron Hollist She was born on 12 May 1912 at Highbuilding House, Fernhurst. She died in 2006.

She married her cousin Cecil Hollist Barnes, son of Herbert Cooper Barnes and Lilian Capron Hollist 1869-1942 in August 1938 in Chichester Cathedral.

Loos War Memorial

Loos War Memorial

During the First World War Anthony May Capron Hollist served on the Western Front in France as Captain in the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) "A" Company 8th Batallion.

On 27 September 1915 Captain Hollist was killed in action at Loos aged 42 years. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial and on the War Memorial at Lodsworth.

His widow Katherine Hollist died in 1977 aged 99 years.


(1) May was a family surname, being that of his great-grandmother Caroline May 1776-1833 of Pashley who was married to the Reverend Richard Wetherell 1773-1859. The Mays were a distinguished family dating back to Richard May who lived during the fifteenth century: Arms of Sussex Families by J.F. Huxford (1982).