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Albert Edward HOLMES

Regimental number3240
Place of birthGarvoc, Victoria
SchoolThe Listers State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressKolora via Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Ethelbert William Holmes, Kolora via Terang, Victoria
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 March 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death26.2
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No.2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Terang Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Ethelbert (d. 1 November 1928, aged 73; bu. Terang) and Sarah (d. 22 July 1940, aged 82; bu. Terang) HOLMES, Kolora, Victoria. Native of Garvoc
Family/military connectionsCousin: Albert Brooks, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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