Edgar Charles HOLMES

HOLMES, Edgar Charles

Service Number: 4115
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandford, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Merino, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Sandford SS, Essendon HS, University of Melbourne
Occupation: State School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casterton War Memorial, Essendon High School HR, Merino War Memorial, Sandford School Honour Roll, Sandford St Mary's Roll of Honor, Sandford War Memorial, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4115, Depot Battalion , Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4115, 23rd Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4115, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, 4115, 59th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and E HOLMES of Merino, Vic.

Graduated as Bachelor of Arts from the Teacher's Training College, where he won the Gladman Prize,  He enlisted from the High School at Essendon in 1916 after having previously been twice refused.