Lewis John HOLMES MM

HOLMES, Lewis John

Service Number: 438
Enlisted: 8 September 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nottingham, Nottimghamshire, England UK, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairyman
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 438, 11th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 438, 11th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 438, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 438, 11th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 438, 11th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
10 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "The Last Hundred Days", During the advance against the BLUE LINE on the morning of 10th August 1918, Sergeant HOLMES led a patrol against an enemy machine gun position which was effectively holding up his company's advance. By his splendid coolness and skill he succeeded in capturing three prisoners and two machine guns besides inflicting many other casualties upon the enemy. His determination and prompt action enabled his company to continue their advance with comparatively few casualties. Sergeant HOLMES was badly wounded in this operation but refused to leave until his platoon had gained their objective

Awarded the Military Medal

During the advance against the BLUE LINE on the morning of 10th August 1918, Sergeant HOLMES led a patrol against an enemy machine gun position which was effectively holding up his company's advance. By his splendid coolness and skill he succeeded in capturing three prisoners and two machine guns besides inflicting many other casualties upon the enemy. His determination and prompt action enabled his company to continue their advance with comparatively few casualties. Sergeant HOLMES was badly wounded in this operation but refused to leave until his platoon had gained their objective

Recommended 18 Aug 1918
Gazetted 15 September 1919

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