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Ernest Randell HOLMES

Regimental number1143
Date of birth3 April 1891
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBanker
Address32 Charles Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinW H Holmes, c/o Permewan Wright and Co., 12 Loftus Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne branch, 6 June 1908.
FateDied of wounds 30 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 21), High Wood, Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W. and E. HOLMES, 'Hermon', John Street, Kew East, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 187.

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