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John Edward Holmes

Private 117441 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 10th Battalion

Enlisted: 2nd March 1916, Notts

Died from Wound: 19th Sept 1918 : Age 24

Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt - A 38

Huthwaite Online WW1 Remembrance

Private 117441 John Edward Holmes was born 1884 in Tibshelf. May 1885 marriage between coal miner Joseph Holmes from Pilsley Derbyshire and Miss Mary Ann Ashmore from Fullard Yorkshire locates them parenting two sons at Tibshelf in 1901 Mansfield Road terraces, listing Joseph 36, wife Mary 37, Joseph H 14, and the initially named Edward John 7.

Medals Certificate

Mr Edward John Holmes appears to prefer being called John Edward from when 1911 Hucknall-under-Huthwaite census identifies this 17 year old pit pony driver sharing family relocation into Wood End. That once addressed past cottages built aside The Railway Inn

Private 117441 John Edward Holmes enlisted 2nd March 1916 placing him in the local Notts Derby Regiment army reserves, until eventually mobilised May 1918 to be posted just two days later entering France.

A bullet wound in the abdomen sought Clearing Station treatment, but could only mark date of death from wounding following day aged 24.

Military records with medal certification recognise Pte 117441 Holmes J. E. Registration for Huthwaite Cemetery war memorial lists original given name E Holmes in roll of honour. Huthwaite parish church scroll furthermore remembers the christian named Edward Holmes.

23 Jul 06     by Gary Elliott       Updated 08 Feb 09