Lieutenant Fred Holden.

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Army Service Corps.

Awarded the Order of the British Empire (Member of Military Division) in the London Gazette of 23 June 1919.

Holden was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 25 June 1919 reported: - THE M.B.E. ORDER. The Distinguished Order of the M.B.E. (Military Division) has been bestowed on Lieutenant Fred Holden, son of Mrs. Holden, of Hawthorne Road, Burnley, formerly head mistress of the Stonyholme Council Infants School, and who has been a prominent worker in connection with the League of Social Service and Schools for Mothers, The Cooperative Guild and others. Lieutenant Holden enlisted into the Army Service Corps in February of 1915, and was at that time in the Burnley Borough Treasures Office. In the following April he was Corporal and in May Sergeant by June he was Sergeant Major. He went out to the Dardanelles in September and took part in the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsular. In April 1917, he was gazetted 2/Lieutenant, and promotion to full lieutenant followed last year. During the latter portion of the war he served in Egypt. He has now been demobilized.