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  • Photograph was published 23rd July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
William Henry Holmes was born in 1882. He was married in July 1905 to Annie Holmes and they had one daughter, Ivy Mabel, born 1908 in Nottingham. The family lived at 9 Norfolk Terrace Flewitt Street Nottingham before moving to 70 St Stephen's Road Sneinton, Nottingham. William's parents were living at 76 Lamcote Street Meadows Nottingham, at the time of their son's death.
Holmes worked as a hosiery machine builder.
26 Jun 1917
35
44539 - CWGC Website
265918
Private
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Holmes volunteered for service and following training he was drafted to France, arriving on 28/02/1915, attached 2nd Army Grenade School He was drowned whilst on active service on 26/06/1917. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery Grave Reference: II D 6
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, Saturday 14 July 1917: ‘Holmes. Drowned on active service, June 26th, Pte WH Holmes, Sherwood Foresters, 76, Lamcote-grove. Deeply mourned by mother, father, brothers, and sisters.’ (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 23 July 1917. Roll of Honour. Killed. Photographs: Pte WH Holmes (SF), 76 Lamcote-gr. Drowned June 26th. (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Photograph was published 23rd July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    William Henry Holmes - Photograph was published 23rd July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918