We remember Harry Holmes

We remember Harry Holmes

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Timeline

Timeline

1897
birth Sheffield, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8548114 1897
1915
employment Druggists Warehouseman Brooks Parker and Company Wholesale Druggists Bradford United Kingdom Source:8548114 17th November 1915
1915
enlistment Bradford United Kingdom Source:8548114 17th November 1915
1916
marriage Priscilla Wilby Source:8548123 1st February 1916
1916
children Phyllis Holmes Source:8548123 March 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8548114 6th August 1916 - 2nd September 1916
1916
hospitalisation In the trenches at Ypres, a shell explosion occurred and struck and shattered index finger of right hand. Finger was amputated at Dressing Station. Hospital/Institution Source:8548114 30th August 1916
1916
hospitalisation Treatment for wound to right hand Hospital/Institution Source:8548114 3rd September 1916 - 31st January 1917
1917
dates Age 20 Source:8548114 7th August 1917
1917
discharge Source:8548114 7th August 1917
1919
children Gladys V Holmes Source:8552142 1919
service British Army Private 17837 West Riding Regiment 3 Battalion Source:8548114
children John Holmes Source:8552041
hospitalisation Treatment for wound to right hand Hospital/Institution Source:8548114
1998
awards French Legion of Honour Other War Service Award Source:8548298 November 1998
1999
dates Age 101 Source:8548298 28th February 1999
1999
death Leeds United Kingdom Source:8548298 28th February 1999

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Harry
Initials H
Last Name Holmes
Source 1942940
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 17837 West Riding Regiment 3 Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Silver War Badge Honourable Discharge
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
French Legion of Honour Other War Service Award
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Phyllis Holmes daughter March 1916
John Holmes son
Gladys V Holmes daughter 1919
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Priscilla Wilby wife 1st February 1916
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Light Blue Brown
DateHeightSource
1917-08-07 5'8"
Religion
DateReligionSource
Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Charlotte33
Silver War Badge Roll Transcription Charlotte33
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Charlotte33
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Charlotte33

External Evidence

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Article following Harry's death Charlotte33
Award from the French Government Charlotte33
Interview with Harry on Remembrance Day, 1998 Charlotte33
Birth record for Harry's daughter, Gladys Charlotte33

Multimedia

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Harry Holmes (centre) at a training camp Charlotte33
Harry Holmes pictured aged 99 years Charlotte33
Harry Holmes pictured aged 99 years Charlotte33

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