Documents Relating to George Hollinrake

The following documents mention George Hollinrake and members of his family

The Todmorden & District News [13th October 1916]

Reporting the demise of his brother Jesse

Private Jesse Hollinrake, Lancashire Fusiliers, posted missing after an engagement on the 9th of September 1916.

A brother, George, is in the Military Police at Amiens, France, and was formerly in the Burnley Borough Police


The Todmorden & District News [27th April 1917]

Private Jesse Hollinrake, Lancashire Fusiliers, previously reported missing on the 9th of September, now assumed to have died.

His older brother, Lance Corporal George Hollinrake, formerly a member of the Burnley Police Force, is now on leave after two years service in France before going into an officers' training school for a commission


The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [16th November 1917]

Constable George Hollinrake, a member of Burnley Police Force, was gazetted to a lieutenancy in the West Yorkshire Regiment last Saturday.

A native of Walsden, Lieutenant Hollinrake became a member of the Burnley Constabulary in May 1914 and joined the army in July 1915.

He served in France up to joining the cadet school


The Burnley Express [30th March 1940]

His wife Minnie died in Burnley [25th March 1940] (aged 40) 

Mrs Minnie Hollinrake died at her home, 82 Lockyer Avenue, last Wednesday.

She had been a member of Bethesda Congregational Church for 36 years, holding many positions in the church during this time.

She was leader of the girls' club and treasurer of the mothers' class.

Married to PC George Hollinrake and they had one daughter


The Burnley Express [5th April 1947]

PC George Hollinrake retires today after 32 years' service.

Mr Hollinrake has not always been in blue. During the 1914-18 war, after serving as a lieutenant with the 5th West Yorkshire Regiment in France, he became an officer in the North-West Frontier Force and his three years in India, part of which were spent among hostile tribes in the Khyber Pass, read like a chapter of Beau Geste or in retrospect look like scenes from the famous Bengal Lancers film.

He was made an honorary member of the Sikhs Regiment and the Gurkha Regiment and holds the North-West Frontier medal and Bar.

He returned home in December 1919 and rejoined the Burnley Borough Police


The Burnley Express [5th January 1949]

A letter from George Hollinrake of 82 Lockyer Avenue on road safety (printed) in full, in which he describes himself as

an ex-member of the Burnley Police Motor Section, instructor-driver and lecturer on the Road Traffic Act and the Motor's Use and Construction Order.

The Burnley Express [27th April 1949]

George Hollinrake, retired police officer of 82 Lockyer Avenue, nominated as the Conservative candidate for Lowerhouse Ward, Burnley

The Burnley Express [14th May 1949]

George Hollinrake lost in Lowerhouse Ward by 29 votes

The Burnley Express [3rd September 1949]

The Hollinrake Cup golf competition, open to all members of the Borough Police Force, was won by Sergeant Tomlinson.

The cup was given in 1936 by PC George Hollinrake, now retired


The Burnley Express [6th May 1953]

Councillor George Hollinrake (Conservative), a former member of the Borough Police Force has been a councillor since 1950. Defending his seat in Lowerhouse Ward

The Burnley Express [9th May 1953]

Sitting councillor George Hollinrake successfully defended his seat in Lowerhouse Ward for the Conservatives

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

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