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George Piggott HOLMES

Regimental number267
Place of birthMarshall via Geelong, Victoria
SchoolGrovedale State School via Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman, Victorian Railways
AddressWoomelang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Holmes, Marshalltown via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He enlisted at Birchup, Victoria on 18th April, 1916 and sailed on 10th August, 1916 on board the 'A.M.S. Orontes' and went to Salisbury Plains, then to France while on the battle field of France he received his Promotion from Pte to Sergeant. He was wounded three times. Twice he recovered but the third time was so badly wounded that he died of wounds. This happened at a place near Peronne." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds 29 September 1918
Place of death or wounding11th Australian Field Ambulance, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialUnicorn Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 12), BVend'huile, 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: Pte Frederick John Holmes, killed in action Cousin: Lieut Percy Earle, died of wounds Cousin: Pte Norman Layton killed in action Cousin: Pte Charles Layton,killed in action.

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