Harry Robert HOLMAN


HOLMAN, Harry Robert

Service Number: 1210
Enlisted: 25 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Victoria, 1876
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hardware salesman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 January 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1210, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1210, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1210, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
1 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1210, 38th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1210 Private Harry Robert Holman, 38th Battalion from Windsor, Victoria. A 40 year old salesman prior to enlisting on 25 February 1916, he embarked for overseas with D Company from Melbourne on 20 June 1916 aboard HMAT Runic. After a short time in hospital, he joined the battalion in France where he was killed in action near Armentieres on 1 January 1917. Pte Holman is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)