Albert Cunningham Holmes

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Cunningham
Last Name: 
Holmes
Mother's Name: 
Harriet Holmes nee Harvey
Father's Name: 
William Holmes
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, November 19, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
31st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, July 23, 1918
Place of Death: 
Demicourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Albert Holmes (Service No 2950) was born in St Marys, N.S.W. in 1886.

At enlistment Albert was single, 29 years old, worked as a tanner and lived at Bulli, N.S.W. 

He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A68 Anchises with 31st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement on 14th March 1916.  After arriving in France from Egypt on 30th June 1916, Albert joined 31st Battalion in the field on 28th September 1916.

He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st January 1917 and saw service on the Western Front.  He was admitted to hospital on 5th June 1917 with trench fever and finally returned to duty on 5th December 1917.

Albert was killed in action on 23rd July 1918.  He is buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot I, Row C, Grave 2.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOLMES A C 2950

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