One hundred years ago today, nearly three and a half years into the Great War, Private Joseph Matthew Hollis, 201905 2/6th Battalion Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) died age 23.
Joseph was a Porthill Scout, and was the thirteenth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.
Joseph Matthew Hollis b. Newcastle 1894 – d. France 1918.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.