Reginald Holt

Reginald Holt served with the 1st Battalion Tank Corps, as a despatch rider. He refused to carry a weapon and his twin brother Charles refused to fight at all. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for gallantry and devotion to duty.

He started work at 13 years of age, in the Pheasant Public House in Reading, which was run by his family. In 1945 he took over the licence himself and carried on working behind the bar until he retired aged 67.

He died in Reading aged 83.

CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM

Country: France