This is the text on the back of the photo of Golland. They both came from the Cheshire Regiment's Official History by Crookenden. I couldn't cut and paste it into the Bio Section, so here it is.
I took this photo when visiting the grave, along way from where Golland and Shiells died. Strangely enough, an oak bough taps Golland's gravestone in the breeze. The acorn and oakleaves are, of course, on the Cheshire Regiment's cap badge. There were no flowers on his grave, although Bob Shiells's had a plant on it, so I went into Hotton, bought a plant and planted it on Golland's grave. I hope it is still there. I asked the CWGC why these two are so far away from their comrades, who also fell in 1940, and it could give me no explanation. Just one of those things! Most of the cemetery occupants at Hotton are those who fell in the Rhine Crossing in 1945.
This is the field that Francis Golland, Bob Shiells (and my father and other members of 6 Platoon, A/C Co, 4Bn Cheshire Regiment) attempted to cross under machine-gun fire from the left. Golland and Shiells made it about 20 yards into the field before they were cut down.
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