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Arthur Henry (Harry) was the fifth of six children of Samuel Knight Holmes and Annie Holmes. In 1891 Samuel, whose occupation was described as 'Army Reserve' and 'carter', and his wife were living in Kimberley with their two sons, Wallace (2) and Samuel Knight (1). The family has not been traced on the 1901 census, but by 1911 Samuel (49), now a carter for a railway company, and Annie (47) were living at 3 Fairfax Street, New Basford, Nottingham with five of their children; Samuel Knight (21), Vina (18), Emily (15), Arthur Harry (12) and George (6). Their eldest child, Wallace, was married with a young baby and also living in New Basford. Arthur's older brother, Samuel, who was serving in the Grenadier Guards, died of wounds on 25 October 1914. At the time of Samuel's death the family home was at 45 Gawthorne Street, New Basford. However, his parents later moved as Arthur's CWGC record gives their address as 220 Newstead Avenue, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham.
27 Aug 1918
328764 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Arthur Henry Holmes, served with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, Reported missing in May 1918 he died of wounds in German captivity on 27th August 1918. He is buried in Montcornet Military Cemetery F.7
Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 6 September 1919: 'HOLMES, missing May 27, 1918, now reported died in German military hospital from wounds and blood poisoning, August 17th (sic) 1918, Private AH Holmes, 7th Leicestershire Regiment age 20 years, also SK Holmes, his brother, 2nd (sic) Grenadier Guards, killed in action 25 October 1914, father, mother, sisters, brothers.'
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