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James Frederick HOLMES

Regimental number19284
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
Other Names
SchoolBalmain Public School, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address28 Louisa Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Holmes, 28 Louisa Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux
Age at death22.2
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 7), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Catherine HOLMES, 28 Louisa Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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