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Regimental number2706
Place of birthElizabeth Town, Tasmania
Place of birthElizabeth Town, Wynyard
SchoolState School either Dunorlan or Elizabeth Town, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address139 Wellington Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Holmyard, 139 Wellington Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the 26th Regt. Light Horse for some time before the war.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Makarini on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Deceased was buried in Grave 79 Section M in the Military Cemetery outside Cairo on 15th November, 1915." Details from Wife.
FateDied of disease 14 November 1915
Place of death or wounding3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 79), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh adn Maria HOLMYARD; husband of Lucy HOLMYARD, Calder road, Wynyard, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: Rechard, killed in action in France.

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