WW1 pair – Officer, 10th (Liverpool Scottish) Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment.
British War and Victory medals, 2. Lieut G. L. D. Hole.
Gilbert Lindsay Douglas Hole was born on the 26th August 1882, eldest son of William Fergusson Brassey Hole, a famous Scottish Royal Academy Artist.
The family lived at Same Coburg Place, Edinburgh. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy leaving there to train as a Solicitor.
He married Grace Blackie in Liverpool in 1906 where they had three children.
He was an accomplished Cricketer playing for Scotland in a number of international matches 1902 to 1926.
He attested on the 18th November 1915 and was mobilised on the 24th May 1916, initially serving as a private (no 7241, later 358129) commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) 24th January 1917.
On the 17th March 1917 after only 2 months service abroad he had to leave his unit to take temporary care of his business, as his business partner had died. He subsequently had to apply for extended leave to make arrangements for his business, returning to his unit in France he took part in the defensive action at Epehy on the 30th November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai, his presence is recorded in the regimental history, Hole with a party of 70 men under his command was hurriedly marshalled This party limped through heavy shell fire and reached HQ at the Willows at about 10.am. after gruelling march and was split into three groups and took their places in the defensive line.
Suffering with creates of the right eye he left his unit on the 21st March 1918 and after treatment he returned to the UK, and thereafter served in the UK with the 3rd Liverpool Scottish reserve battalion at Park Hall camp (Oswestry) Promoted Lieutenant on the 25th July 1918 he was disembodied on the 7th December 1921.
He died on the 10th November 1967 by which time he and his family had moved back to Edinburgh.
Condition – VF