Get HSTS headerGet HSTS header Lieutenant Albert Holden - Photographs | The Community Archive
Last updated: 31 October 2011

Lieutenant Albert Holden - Photographs

Collection | Ref # 1987/313 | Held by Air Force Museum of New Zealand

What is it?


Lieutenant Albert Holden - Photographs


Albert Holden

Level of description:



11 items

Reference number:



Eleven photographs relating to the World War One service of Lieutenant Albert Holden with the Royal Flying Corps and as a prisoner of war in Germany. Half the photogrpahs relate to the latter, and individuals have been identified on the photographs.

Lieutenant Albert Holden was born in Clyde, Central Otago and served with the Yorkshire Regiment and 23 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He was shot down on 11 March 1917 whilst flying FE2b A5443. The aircraft crashed near Beugny and he and 2AM A.G. Walker were taken prisoner. They were the first claim made by Ltn F. Hengst and Ltn Criege of SS3. Hengst went on to be an ace. Holden spent the rest of the war in various camps including Karlsruhe and Bad Colberg.

The Museum also holds his goggles, flying helmet, gloves and Sam Browne belt.

Dates covered:

1917 - 1918

Physical characteristics:

Eleven monochrome photographs.

Access conditions:

No restrictions

Related links:

Tell us more

If you have additional information about this Collection please tell us about it by adding comments on the summary tab.

0 comments have been added so far.

Associated with:


Clyde · Germany


PoW · Pilot · Royal Flying Corps (RFC) · Prisoners · World War One (1914-1918)

We welcome suggestions from the public on these keywords / tags. If you feel some are incorrect or missing please make suggestions here.

Login or register to tag items