Walter Ernest HOLMAN


HOLMAN, Walter Ernest

Service Number: 4193
Enlisted: 26 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, October 1886
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Nigwood Public School and Balaklava Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4193, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4193, 10th Infantry Battalion,

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29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4193, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4193, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4193, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4193 Private Walter Ernest Holman, 10th Battalion. A farmer from St Peters, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 January 1916 aboard HMAT Borda (A30) for Egypt. On 29 February 1916 he was transferred to the 50th Battalion which relocated to the Western Front France in early June 1916. Pte Holman was killed in action on 2 April 1917 during the attack on the village of Noreuil. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 30 years." - SOURCE (