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Basil HOLMES

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ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressWentworth Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs D Travers, Benelong Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


For consistent good work and devotion to duty as Second in Command, and at times, commanding the Battalion.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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