Norman Holmes (c.1891-1917)
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, NORMAN. Private. No 29720. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Scales, Cumberland. Son of Willie and Alice Ann Holmes of Sandy Gate, Holmfirth. Husband of Hannah Holmes of Far Lane, Holmfirth. Educated Hepworth Town School. Attended Scholes United Primitive Methodist Church. He was also a member of the P.S.A. at Holmfirth United Methodist Church. Employed as a teamer by Messrs Dawson and Birch, confectioners, of Holmfirth. Enlisted 16.6.1916. Embarked for France 12.1.1917. Killed in action, 18.10.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- His widow received the following letter from Lieutenant Waite of her husband's Company, 'It is with sincere regret that I have to inform you of the death of your husband who was killed in action a few days ago. He was a good man and his death is a severe loss to us. A shell fell near him and killed him instantenously. He was buried in a shellhole and the position of the grave has been notified to the authorities. I offer you the sympathies of the whole platoon and of myself in your sad bereavement.'
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private NORMAN HOLMES
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, October 18, 1917
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 837058
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #837058)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1944701)