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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
Person Details
Nottingham
Henry Cecil Holmes was born in 1898 he was the son of William Henry a post office inspector and Rebecca Proctor Holmes née Watson and the brother of Mabel Elizabeth, Annie Sybil and James William Holmes. William Henry was born in 1860 and Rebecca Proctor Watson was born in 1872 both were born in Nottingham, they were married in 1895 at Nottingham and had 4 children, In 1911 the family lived at 4 Percy Place, Fisher Gate, Nottingham William is 51 yrs and a post office inspector, he is living with his wife Rebecca and their 4 children,
He was a telephone linesman prior to enlisting
04 Jul 1916
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63292 - CWGC Website
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4 Pery Place, Fisher Gate, Nottingham.
Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Henry Cecil Holmes enlisted on 7th October 1915 at Nottingham, giving his age as 19 yrs and 11 months, his address was 4 Percy Place, Fisher Gate, Nottingham. He served with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He went to France 6th March 1916 and died (gunshot wounds to his right shoulder ) on 4th July 1916, at No. 33, Casualty Clearing Station, Bethune, France and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery (grave ref V.F.49)
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 10 July 1916: 'Holmes. Killed in action July 4h 1916, Private HC (Chas) Holmes, Sherwood Foresters, age 18, eldest son of Mrs and the late Mr E (sic) Holmes, Percy Place. Mother, sisters, brother.'
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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
    Henry Cecil Holmes - Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
  • Photograph of Henry Cecil Holmes is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment rol of honour website
    Henry Cecil Holmes - Photograph of Henry Cecil Holmes is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment rol of honour website