Harry Ackroyd Holmes (1889-1917)
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, HARRY ACKROYD. Private. No 91010. 70th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Born Lockwood 24.8.1889. Son of Timothy and Hannah Holmes, 39 North Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School and Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Employed as a saddler and harness maker. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at 215 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 5.1.1917. Killed in action near Ypres, 3.7.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private HARRY ACKROYD HOLMES
- regiment: Machine Gun Corps
- died: Tuesday, July 3, 1917
- age: 27 years
- record ID: 1614676
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1614676)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1943196)