|Place of birth||Murwillumbah, New South Wales|
|Address||Murwillumbah, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Holmes, Murwillumbah, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Mr L. and Mrs E. HOLMES, 'Kendal', Church Hill, Murwillumbah, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, Canal Zone, 26 May 1916; discharged to duty, 27 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
German report, 2 August 1916 and confirmed on 13 October 1919, 'austr. Sold. Holmes, J.L. Nr. 4305. 54 Battl. am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefellen.'
Red Cross File No 1360412: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently 'Glendal', Church Hill, Murwillumbah, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOLMES James Leslie
Red Cross file 1360412