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Harold Holmes

Private 267273 - 14th Battalion
Northumberland Fusiliers

Enlisted: Mansfield, Notts

Died 30th May 1918 : Aged 22


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Harry Holmes is offered additional Huthwaite roll of honour having further identified his elder brother is the listed C E Holmes.

Private 267273 Harry Holmes was born Q2 1896 in Hucknall Huthwaite. Parents Q4 1888 marriage between Mr Edwin Holmes from Nottingham and Miss Emily Clarke from Westwood began a family in Selson. Their 1895 relocation to Hucknall-under-Huthwaite can only list 1901 Sutton Road household headed by a self employed Mr Edwin Holmes 33. Mrs Emily Holmes 33, is mother to George Frederick 12, Charles Edward 10, Annie 6, Harold 5, Galdys E and Edith 1. General servant was Lilley Wright 17 from Stonebroom. Next 1911 census unfortunately offers little clue to help identify employed growth of any family members.

Private Harry Holmes enlisted at Mansfield and joined the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment as Pte 16944. Military Service Medal and Award Roll identifies regimental transferals through Pte 42165 14th Fusiliers, Pte 6/7812 1/6th Fusiliers, until recording Pte 267273 H Harold 14th Northumberland Fusiliers died 30th May 1918. Unknown age can now calculate close 22.

H Holmes

15 Feb 09     by Gary Elliott       Updated 15 Feb 14