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Frederick John HOLMES

Regimental number2852
Place of birthMarshall, Victoria
SchoolGrovedale State School via Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarshalltown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Holmes, Marshalltown, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He enlisted four times, three times being rejected. Fourth time being accepted, sailed on 27th October, 1915 on board the "Ulysses", landed at Egypt. While there was reported ill after recovering joined the Battalion in France then he was reported missing for 18 months. Then reported hilled in action on 26th August, 1916 at Mouquet Farm." Details from Sister.
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death26
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 34), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret HOLMES. Native of Marshall, Geelong, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sgt George Peggott Holmes, died of wounds Cousin: Lt. Percy Earle Cousin: Pte Norman Layton, Killed in Action Cousin: Pte Charles Layton, Killed in Action

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