Ernest Randal HOLMES

HOLMES, Ernest Randal

Service Number: 1143
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Albert Park, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 3 April 1891
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat College
Occupation: Banker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 October 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval
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Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Kew War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1143, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Albert Park, Vic.
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 1143, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 1143, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

ERNEST RANDAL HOLMES, son of Mr. William Hy. and Mrs. F. L. Holmes, was born at Maryborough, Victoria, on 3rd April, 1891, and was educated at the Ballarat College, and joined the Bank’s service on 6th June, 1908, at Melbourne.

Enlisting in Melbourne a few days after the outbreak of war, he embarked with the Field Artillery and served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France, where he was eventually killed on 30th October, 1916, by a shell burst.

During his period of service he had been promoted to the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour