Harry Holmes (1886-1917)
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. Drummer. No 241538. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth 1886. Son of Mr and Mrs Amor Holmes, Dunford Road, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National School and Underbank Wesleyan School. Employed by Messrs J. Bower and Sons, Dover Mills. Was a keen musician, playing for a time with the Underbank Philharmonic Band and later he played the first tenor horn with the Hepworth Silver Prize Band. He enlisted in March, 1916, with his friend Private FRED SANDFORD, (q.v.). They left Holmfirth by train together and were both reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt on 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Drummer HARRY HOLMES
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, May 3, 1917
- record ID: 784006
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #784006)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1942942)