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Harold Holmes

Private Harold Holmes (53203)
20th Royal Fusiliers London Regiment
Formerly S/4/146952 R.A.S.C

Died 24th September 1917

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Harold Holmes

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Manthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – May 1892

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


No marriage for Harold has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
James Holmes

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
West Pinchbeck, Leicestershire, England

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Hannah Harwood

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Charles Albert Holmes, 1875, West Pinchbeck
Ethel Holmes, 1880, West Pinchbeck
James Ernest Holmes, 1882, Manthorpe
Percy Holmes, 1883, Manthorpe
Jessie Holmes, 1886, Manthorpe
Gertrude Holmes, 1887, Manthorpe
Thomas Holmes, 1889, Manthorpe
Harold Holmes, 1892, Manthorpe
Arthur Leonard Holmes, 1898, Manthorpe

1901 Census:
Harold is living with his parents at Farm House, Manthorpe, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
John is living with the Bradshaw family in Toft, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 19 and he is listed as an apprentice baker.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Harold Holmes, 53202, 20th Battalion London Regiment was killed in action on 24th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Harold’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

UK:Witham on the Hill, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Harold Holmes, 53203, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died on 24 September 1917
Remembered with honour, Tyne Cot Memorial.

More information:

Tyne Cot Memorial gate

Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Lincoln

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.