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Private Horace Frederick HOLMES, G/1887, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th August 1916, age 20.

1st April 1896, born Chelsea, SW, son of John Malcolm & Jeannette Holmes, of 15, Furness Road, Fulham, London.

26th April 1896, St John, Worlds End, Kensington & Chelsea, baptism of Horace Frederick Holmes, son of John Malcolm, (bricklayer), & Jeannette Holmes, of 1 Tadema Road.

26th April 1896, St John, Worlds End, Kensington & Chelsea, baptism of John George Holmes, son of John Malcolm, (bricklayer), & Jeannette Holmes, of 1 Tadema Road. Born 24th March 1895.


1911 Census - 76 Pearscroft Road, Fulham, London, SW - John Holmes, head, age 53, married, bricklayer, houses, building, employed, born West India; Jennett Holmes, wife, age 43, married 17 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, no occupation, in home, born London; Horace Holmes, son, age 15, single, milk boy, employed, born London; Herbert Holmes, son, age 13, school, papers in morning, born London; Malcolm Holmes, son, age 11, born London; Cyril Holmes, son, age 8, born London; Elizabeth Holmes, daughter, age 7, born London; Maud Holmes, daughter. age 3, born London; Dorothy Holmes, daughter. age 10?months, born London.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent. 

30th August 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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