|Place of birth||Sandford, Victoria|
|School||Essendon High School, Essendon, Victoria|
|Other training||BA, University of Melbourne|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||State school teacher|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth J Holmes, Merino, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Member, 2 years, Training College Rifle Club|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and E. HOLMES. Native of Sandford, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916, and reverted to the ranks from Acting Corporal.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 21 May 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to unit, 22 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Appointed Lance corporal, 6 July 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on file: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5J90-43 to 5K0.2.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOLMES Edgar Charles|