Project Description

FRANK HOLMES 1882–1943

Brother of George Henry

Born 15th February 1882 East Bridgford, Notts.

Baptised 25th February 1882 at St Peter’s Church, East Bridgford

Married Lucy May Edwards in 1912. They had nine children: Martha, Sarah, Chrissie, Mary, Mabel, Frank, George, Walter, Elsie.

1891 Census

Living at East Bridgford with father George, bricklayers labourer, mother Mary, brothers, Henry, 21 and Walter, 19.

1901 Census

Living in Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with parents and brother George H., 30 who also served in the military.

1911 Census

Visiting the Hutchinson family at Ilkeston, with his widowed mother Mary. Mary had 10 children but only 2 living. He is described as unemployed farm labourer.The Hutchinsons are a Radcliffe on Trent family, possibly relatives.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 176030

Military Unit: Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, but probably served in the UK

11.12.15: Enlisted

Recorded as being on active service on daughter’s (Christella Maud born 29.6.1916) baptismal record dated 17.11.1916.

13.12.17: Discharged no longer fit for war service. Silver War badge no. B121910.

Pension commenced 14.12.17. Disability: Pulmonary Tuberculosis aggravated by war service.

2.2.21: Degree of disablement 60%. Weekly pension 24 shillings plus 17 shillings and 8 pence for wife and three children.

1.2.22: Degree of disablement 70%. Weekly pension 28 shillings plus 20 shillings and 8 pence for wife and three children.

Medals Awarded: no record, indicating that he did not serve abroad and therefore was not entitled to campaign medals.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with wife Lucy May

From the 1939 Register

Address: Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: formerly farm labourer, invalided on Army pension

Household: living with wife Lucy born 5.1.1882, Martha (married name Smith), Sarah (married name Noone), Frank, Walter, Frederick, John

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent