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Ian Sutherland Gordon Holms

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Sutherland Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Holms AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 6839 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Nelson Street, Waipukurau AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. Archibald Crawford Holms (father), Nelson Street, Waipukurau. AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6839 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.89 Nurseryman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.89
    HastingsHawkes Bay 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.89
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ian Holms was the son of Archibald Crawford Holms, J.P., and of Euphemia Gordon Holms (nee Melville), of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    Holms was the first man in 22 Battalion to be killed as a result of enemy action. (Henderson, J. (1958), p. 10) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 October 1940 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, England AWMM Plot C.C.1. Grave 56. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Featherston War Memorial AWMM
    • Featherson Anzac Hall, Roll of Honour AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.89 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Not Just Ordinary Blokes (2009) John GM Holms Boolarong Press QLD Public - Kiwi Scribe - Other relative - 10 January 2021 - A personal historical historical narrative of the Holms Family

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