Grantley Andrew Hillier HOLBOROW (1874-1955)

9th Infantry Brigade AIF


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Lieutenant Colonel: Grantley Andrew Hillier HOLBOROW.

Born: 12th November 1874. Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:18453/1874.

Married: 1904. Waverley, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:2401/1904.

Wife: Mary Helen Holborow. nee: Craven.

Died: 26th March 1955. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:590/1955.

Father: Colonel: William Hillier Holborow. G.M.C. V.D. M.L.C (23/12/1841-10/07/1917)

Mother: Maria Amelia Kate Holborow. nee:. (18..-1939)


Second New South Wales Contingent South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War) Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles Lieutenant Grantley Andrew Hillier Holborow was born at Richmond on November 12th, 1874. He was educated privately at first, and afterwards it the Sydney Grammar School. It is now about six years since he took up Military Service. He received his first appointment in March of 1896, when he was gazetted Second Lieutenant. In the following October he had conferred upon him the rank of First Lieutenant. For several years he has been Acting-Adjutant to the 3rd Regiment at the Easter Encampments. He is a son of Colonel W.H. Holborow, C M.G., the Officer Commanding the 3rd Infantry Regiment.

Trove Article 20/01/1900

Waverley Army Cadets 1911.

In 1903, the Commonwealth passed an act of parliament that prescribed the terms under which the newly federated states would manage matters of defence. Based on this, and following a review of existing military facilities, structures and personnel by Lord Kitchener, two significant changes were introduced in 1911. The first was the establishment of the Royal Military College at Duntroon. The second was the introduction of a system of universal national training: boys aged 12 to 18 would train as cadets, and men aged 18 to 26 had to serve in the Citizen Military Forces.This heralded the establishment of the Waverley College Cadet Unit, which first came together in 1911. In the Waverley Annual of that year, Brother Conlon noted:

A new development in connection with our College this year has been the establishment of a Cadet Company amongst our pupils. We are indebted for this chiefly to the kindness of Captain Holborrow, to whom we return our sincere thanks. We also beg to thank Sergeant-Major Clayfield for the interest he has taken in, and the gentlemanly feeling he has manifested towards the Cadets.

Waverley College

Grantley Andrew Hillier HOLBOROW enlisted with Head Quarter Company, 35th Battalion on the 10th of February 1916 original Commanding Officer, and left Sydney on board HMAT A24 "Benalla on the 1st of May 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth, England on the 9th of July 1916. Grantley was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital suffering from an Internal Derangement of the Left Knee and was Unfit for Active Service and embarked from England on board HT "Orsova" and returned to Australia on the 22nd of November 1916. His appointment was terminated on the 24th of March 1917 and Grantley was discharged Medically Unfit.

Family Information

William and Maria Holborow had 11 children, 6 boys and 5 girls. Maria D Holborow born 1870 at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:16391/1870. Grantley Andrew Hillier Holborow born 1874 at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:18453/1874 and married Mary E Craven in 1904, Marriage Cert: 2401/1904 and died in 1955 at Sydney, N.S.W. Death Cert:590/1955.Kathleen Mary Holborow born 1877 at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:19746/1877 and died in 1877 at Richmond, N.S.W. Death Cert:8525/1877. Kathleen Mary G Holborow born at at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:21271/1878. William Hillier Argyle Holborow born in 1881 at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:18086/1881 and died in 1975 at ? Death Cert:16502/1975. Carl Guildford Argyle Holborow born at at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:20443/1883 and died in 1971 at Burwood, N.S.W. Death Cert:60208/1971. Max Sommers F Holborow born at at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:23697/1886 and died in 1967 at Burwood, N.S.W. Death Cert:39599/1967. Rupert C Holborow born at at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:24936/1888 and died in 1933 at Burwood, N.S.W. Death Cert:1669/1933.Leila Pauline A Holborow born in 1890 at Richmond, N.S.W. Birth Cert:30384/1890 and died in 1970 at Burwood, N.S.W. Death Cert:30350/1970.

Mary May Town Holborow died in 1955 at Ashfield, N.S.W. Death Cert:26742/1955. (No Birth Records) Daniel Town Holborow died in 1964 at Newtown, N.S.W. Death Cert:21619/1964. (No Birth Records)

Grantley Andrew Hillier HOLBOROW (1841 - 1917)

Parlament of New South Wales.

Grave of Colonel William Hillier Holborow. G.M.C. V.D. M.L.C and his wife Kate Holoborow

Daniel Town Holborow Died 28th March 1964.

Maria Dyer Neilley nee: Holborow 1870 1927. Leila Pauline Argyle "Judy" Holborow 1890-1970. William Hillier Argyle Holborow 1881-1975

Rupert C "Sam" Holborow 1888- 1933. Max Sommers F "Jack" Holborow 1886-1967

May Town Holborow Died 1955

Enfield Cemetery

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