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Walter Phillip HOLMES

Regimental number738
Date of birth7 April 1891
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
True NameRYMER, Phillip Roy
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWelltown Station, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.8
Height5' 9.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. J.L. Foster, Deakin Avenue, Sixteenth Street, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentGoondiwindi, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Clan Macgillivray', 10 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit: otitis media [deafness]), Melbourne, 25 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMES Walter Phillip

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