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Alfred Leslie Holmes

Image of gravestone at Karori Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2012 - No known copyright restrictions

Image of gravestone at Karori Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2012 - No known copyright res …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Holmes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robert William Alfred Leslie Holmes AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/935 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    WWI: 28 Dec 1886; WWII: 28 September 1886 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Melbourne Australia; (Birth Record in NSW, Australia) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Birth notes
    son of Robert and Julia C Holmes Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM P.O. Box 574, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Julia Holmes (mother), Wright Street, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago M.R.; NZ Maori Pioneer Btn; 1st Btn Canterbury Regt; NZ Field Artillery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 9/935 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919; Post War: NZ Territorials Officer Reserves Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      Lance Sergeant, New Zealand Pioneer Battalion AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      Military Medal (MM) Oct 1917 awarded for acts of Gallantry in the field during the Messines Battle Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    CommercialTraveller for G Dale & Co of London Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    28yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed at Archives New Zealand as HOLMES, Alfred Leslie - [a.k.a. HOLMES, Robert Alfred Leslie] - WW1 9/935 - Army AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1935 AWMM
    Age 46 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers, Plot 14 GG AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    HOLMES —On -August 8, 1935, at Wellington, Alfred Leslie (Bob), 9/930,Main Body, beloved husband of Eva Holmes, aged 46 years. The funeral will leave the Chapel of J. E Taylor and Sons, 22 Vivian Street, on Saturday at 1.30 p.m., for the Soldiers' Cemetery, Karori Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 March 2016 - Evening Post , Issue 35, 9 August 1935, Page 1
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Memorials

Memorial

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