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Walter Anderson Holmes

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 339 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 339 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Holmes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    66 Murphy Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    F. Holmes (father), 66 Murphy Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3296 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. London Gazette, 21 September 1916, p9206, Rec No 53: Conspicuous coolness and courage, when, after his officer was wounded, he took command of the wiring parties during the advance to the enemy's trenches in the raid of the 16th June and also covered with the withdrawal of the assaulting parties AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Francis and Annie Holmes of Kelburn Parade, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Walter Holmes is commemorated on the bell Mametz given by his family for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France AWMM V B 52 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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