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Jeffrey Thomas HOLMES

Regimental number2427
Place of birthAllora, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressYarranlea, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Elizabeth Holmes, Yarranlea, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAt sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 5 May 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 15 May 1916; taken on strength, 1st Field Squadron Engineers, Kantara, 25 June 1916.

Appointed Driver, 1 July 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 25 June 1918 (balaritis, non-venereal); transferred to Port Said Rest Camp, 7 July 1918. Marched into Engineers Training Unit, Moascar, 17 July 1918.

Found guilty, 19 July 1918, of disobedience of orders in that he failed to salute an officer, Moascar: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Rejoined 1st Field Suadron Engineers, 12 August 1918.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 17 October 1918 (malaria); discharged to Rest Camp, Port Said, 23 October 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 2 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 4 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 24 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 August 1958
Age at death63
Place of burialPittsworth Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMES Jeffrey Thomas

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