Eleanor Sargent Holland (1921-?) 



Eleanor Sargent Holland was born in Portland, Maine on August 28, 1921. Her father, Rupert S. Holland, held a degree in law from Harvard and published numerous historical novels on such topics as pirates, King Arthur, and the Arabian Nights. Her mother, Margaret Lyon Holland, was a graduate of Smith College.


Holland enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in July 1943. Within weeks of the German surrender, she accepted a position overseas with the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS). Following her discharge from the WAC in March 1946, Holland returned to the United States and lived in Massachusetts.


The Foundation is very interested in learning more about Eleanor Holland’s life, as well as her military service as a Monuments Woman. If you have any information, please contact abottinelli@monumentsmenfoundation.org.