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Pvt 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) 
 
Burial:
Carnieres Communal Cemetery
Carnieres
Departement du Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I.B.3.
 
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Record added: Nov 02, 2004
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Pvt William Edgar Holmes
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- J Spencer
 Added: Feb. 20, 2014
Sorry Edgar I missed sending you my love on Remembrance Day but was unwell at the time. Well we are all celebrating the sacrifice you and thousands of other service men who lost their lives in WW1 this year and I am trying to get some recognition for you...(Read more)
- Neice
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014
Sorry Edgar I missed sending you my love on Remembrance Day but was unwell at the time. Well we are all celebrating the sacrifice you and thousands of other service men who lost their lives in WW1 this year and I am trying to get some recognition for you...(Read more)
- Neice
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014
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