Born: 27 January 1881 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised on 27 February at St. Chad’s, Prees.
Family: He was the youngest of three children born to Thomas Hollands, a shoemaker, and his wife Harriet. He married Alice Crewe on 6 November 1901 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had two children, Florence Alice and Dora Gertrude. Sadly Alice died in 1915. Alfred married Sarah Jane Smout in Quarter 3 1927 in the Wem Registration District.
Residence: In 1881 he was living with his parents in Peggs Row, Stoke Village, Stoke upon Tern, Market Drayton, Shropshire; by 1891 they had moved to Green End, Whitchurch and by 1901 to Paces Yard, 13 Dodington. In 1911 he was living with his wife and daughters at 14a Dodington. The address shown for his pay when he was discharged in 1919 was 49 Bridge Street, Crewe, but on the 1939 Register his address was 32 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, where he was living at the time of his death.
Employment: On the 1911 Census his occupation was given as a labourer. However by 1939 he was described as a blacksmith.
Died: In 1939 in Whitchurch, aged 58, and was buried on 20 November in Whitchurch cemetery.
Regiment: South Lancashire Regiment
Service Number: 242647
Date of Enlistment: 11 December 1915
Date of Discharge: 20 February 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation