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Noel ARthur HOLMES

Regimental number5256
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Captain A Holmes, 24 Park Avenue, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Troop 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateDischarged 25 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed the greatest gallantry in repairing and maintaining communication under very heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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