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 William Edgar Holmes

William Edgar Holmes

Birth
Stanway, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 9 Oct 1918 (aged 23)
Cattenieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Carnieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot I.B.3.
Memorial ID 9741963 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 2 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9741963
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edgar Holmes (26 Jun 1895–9 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9741963, citing Carnieres Communal Cemetery, Carnieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .