Charles Edward Holmes (1885-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HOLMES, CHARLES E. Sergeant. No 204495. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born King Street, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs M. A. Senior, 492 Spuy Street, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Educated St. Paul's Church of England School. Had lived for sometime in South Africa, where he was employed with his brother at the Premier Diamond Mine near Pretoria. Had also been employed as a bookbinder. At the time of enlistment was living at Ashbrow Road, Sheepridge, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Wounded in the stomach near Rheims. Died of wounds, 20.7.1918. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row BB, Grave 3.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission