|Place of birth||Devonport Tas|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||50 High Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, W Holyman, 50 High Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Work near Leancourt on 18 September 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'Near Jeancourt, on 18th September 1918, he showed marked gallantry and decision in the handling of his company. During the operation the company, with a strength of 120, took over 100 prisoners and more than twelve machine guns. That such considerable results were attained was due to the courage and initiative displayed by him, and to his skilful direction of the splendid fighting company under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|