Frederick Nicholas HOLMES

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HOLMES, Frederick Nicholas

Service Number: 332
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 11 December 1878
Home Town: Pyrmont, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Wickham School, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Ironworker
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli - Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 332, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 332, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 332, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
15 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 332, 4th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the right shoulder

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 351 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW

Son of Uriah and Ann Holmes of Newcastle, NSW

Next of kin given as his brother Auguste Uriah Holmes of Turnbull Street, Hamilton, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served in the Australian Artillery Garrison for about 12 years

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

105 years ago today, on the 6th August 1915, the August Offensive began on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the last major attempt made by the Allied forces to break the stalemate that had persisted since the landings on the 25th April 1915.

4 soldiers who fell on this day at the Battle of Lone Pine are memorialised, or awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

Private Frederick Nicholas Holmes, 4th Battalion, ironworker from 351 Harris Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales, fell during the Battle of Lone Pine, and his name has been inscribed on The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1632366

Frederick’s name has been inscribed on the Book of Gold and the Hamilton St. Peter's Anglican Church Honor Roll. Name not inscribed on the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour.
There is no memorial inscription on the headstone of his father Uriah to tell us of the supreme sacrifice of his son, so I placed a memorial cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite September 2018, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. ANGLICAN 1-23. 56.

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