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William Edgar Holmes
Birth: Jun. 26, 1895
Death: Oct. 9, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Wood Stanway, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, British Army. In actions at Cattenieres, France, on October 9, 1918, Private Holmes carried in two men under the most intense fire and while attending to a third case, he was severely wounded. In spite of this, he continued to carry in wounded and was shortly afterwards fatally wounded and died from his injury. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on December 24, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Carnieres Communal Cemetery
Departement du Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I.B.3.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 02, 2004
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William Edgar Holmes
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Edgar Holmes is my Uncle, my Mother is Mabel Stanley and I am her son, John Edgar Stanley. I live in Worcester and I remember in the 50s going to handing over ceremony to give the VC to the Wellington Barracks for safekeeping. I have since visited the bar...(Read more)
- John Edgar Stanley
 Added: Feb. 16, 2016
Hello Edgar. As it is your special day, along with thousands of other service men who died in the dreadful wars, I am especially remembering you and them. What an honour to visit your grave in Carrnierres in Seprember together with my daughter, Amanda...(Read more)
- Neice
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015

- poddop
 Added: Oct. 9, 2015
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