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Arthur James HOLMES

Regimental number1708
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address86 Spencer Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs C Holmes, 86 Spencer Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: "27 December 1918 and 30 January 1919"

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. is the Battalion Orderly Room Sergeant. His work has always been of the highest standard of efficiency. During the recent operations, which necessitated a considerable amount of work in the Battalion Orderly Room, he was untiring in his efforts, and worked till a late hour each night so as to keep all records of casualties well up to date. Thus assisting in no small degree the Battalion Headquarters Staff. He has at all times shown an untiring devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2903 Sergeant Edward Charles HOLMES, 54th Bn, killed in action, 10 May 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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