George William HOLMES


HOLMES, George William

Service Number: 1776
Enlisted: 13 January 1915, Enlisted at Perth,WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Caterham, Surrey, England, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Caterham Board School, Caterham, Surrey, England
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Killed in action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 18 Chaplain J.C. McPhee officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1776, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth,WA
19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1776, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1776, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 34 years. Address at the time enlistment was C/- 71 Frances Street, Perth, WA

Son of George and Sarah Holmes of 15 London Road, Caterham, Surrey, England. Brother of Charles J. Holmes of 'Nithdale', Albert Street, Victoria Park, WA

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