East Knoyle War Memorial

Victor Henry Jolliffe

Surname: Jolliffe
Other names: Victor Henry
Other people in this story:
William Jolliffe
Caroline Mary Jolliffe née Curtis
Fred Jolliffe
Edwin William Jolliffe
Reginald Percy Jolliffe
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord Pas de Calais, France
The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Victor Henry Jolliffe was born in 1897 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 25th July, 1897. He was the son of William Jolliffe, a Mason, and Caroline Mary Jolliffe (née Curtis). His siblings included Edwin William and Fred, born in 1896 and 1894 respectively, both of whom died in the war whereas brother Reginald Percy Jolliffe served and survived. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at the family home in The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 10381). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was missing and presumed killed in action on 12th March 1915 and his name appears on Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord Pas de Calais, France (Panel 33 & 34.). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Fred Jolliffe
Edwin William Jolliffe