Frank Holmes (c.1898-1917)

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Frank Holmes

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, FRANK. Corporal. No 42810. 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly No C/7900 King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born 8 Back Thornhill, Longwood, Huddersfield. Fourth son of Friend and Emma Jane Holmes, 11 Siggott Street, Longwood. Educated Longwood Grammar School. Employed as a clerk in the office at Messrs Armitage Brothers, Burdett Mill, Milnsbridge. Attended Parkwood United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher as well as joint secretary of the school. Single. Enlisted, 23.11.1915, at the age of 17. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.8.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Church; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

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