|Place of birth||Auburn Victoria|
|Address||John Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, S Holm, John Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Military Medal (Awarded)
Courageous example and valuable services in organising and leading carrying parties.
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
'During the operations east of YPRES on 19/21st September, 1917, Sgt. HOLM was unfailing in his efforts to keep up the continuous supply of material to the troops of the 2nd and 3rd Objectives. When the 1st Objective was captured he immediately reorganised his carrying party and in spite of a heavy continuous barrage maintained by the enemy on the rear positions during the above period repeatedly led his men between the rear and forward dumps. His courageous example and utter disregard for his own personal safety were undountedly responsible for keeping his men organised and in consequence the maintenance of an unfailing forward flow of material.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31