Frederic William Holton

Biography of Frederic William Holton

Lieutenant Frederic William Holton was born in Glasgow and attended Rutherglen Academy. He became an apprentice with the warehousemen Arthur & Co but left to study at the University, where he graduated MA in 1934. He trained at Jordanhill Training College and became a teacher of English at Hyndland Secondary School in the city. He joined the Royal Navy during the war.

Holton was killed on 10 July 1944 when his vessel HM Motor Minesweeper 55 was sunk off the coast of Normandy by a mine.



Frederic William Holton
Born 23 June 1912, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 10 July 1944.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1934;
Father's Details: Percy Holton; Warehouseman
War Service: Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Lowestoft Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 26th Jun 2008

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