GEORGE HENRY HOLMES 1870–1938
Brother of Frank
Born: 24th May 1870, Radcliffe on Trent,
Baptised 6th June, 1870, St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married: Sarah Ellen Edwards in April quarter 1922.
Date of death: 1937/1938 in Nottingham, buried Radcliffe on Trent cemetery 8th January 1938
Age 1 living in Radcliffe with parents George age 24, labourer, mother Mary 24 and sister Rebecca 3.
Age 11 living in East Bridgford with parents and brother Walter aged 9.
Age 21 living on Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with parents George, bricklayers labourer, Mary, sempstress, and brother Frank, gardener, who also served in military.
1910 Mother Mary occupied property in Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent (Land Registry)
Military Service before 1914
1906: First enlisted
Military Service WW1
Service Number: 700183, previously 313654, 23737
Military Unit: Labour Corps, formerly 19th (Reserve) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: France. He was aged 44 when war was declared.
Military service 1914-1918
1.3.15: Sherwood Foresters no 23737
16.7.17: Discharged to Army Reserveand signed up again in Nottingham. States that he had served for 1 year 48 days with the 19th Sherwood Foresters
24.7.17: Posted 295 Company, Labour Corps Reserve, Private
27.8.17: Labour Corps Base depot British Expeditionary Force, France
14.10.17: Sick. Admitted 2 T/G. Hospital Manchester
19.10.17: Posted Scottish Command Labour Centre 237 Employment Company
29.11.17: Granted home furlough to 8.12.17
8.12.17: Blairgowrie, Absent without leave – deprived of 4 days’ pay
10.1.18: Posted Base depot British Expeditionary Force, France
14.1.18: Posted 239 Company
19.2.18: In the field: Absent from Tattoo Parade and out of bounds, forfeited 7 days pay.
19.3.18: Admitted to War Hospital, Bradford. Bronchitis and other illness
23.3.18: Considered fit for employment and granted home furlough to 2.4.18
5.4.18: Posted 295 Company
10.5.18: Posted 459 Agric. Company
29.5.19: Discharged from Labour Corps and immediately re-enlisted in the Labour Corps in Nottingham under Army Order 6 of 1919 for exhumation duties. New service number 700183
30.5.19: Attestation: States town labourer of Knights Hill, Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent. Height 5ft 0ins, weight 122lbs, chest 36ins, eyes blue, hair brown. Single. Next of kin: Mother Mary of Knights Hill, Lamcote and brother Frank Holmes of Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent
2.6.19: Posted Northern Command Labour Centre Ripon, B Company
29.5.19: Discharged from Labour Corps and immediately re-enlisted
31.8.19: In General Hospital, Etaples, 5 days
6.9.19: Posted LCCO
12.9.19: Home; leave 10 days
15.10.19: Finally discharged, surplus to military requirements. Character good
Pension was awarded due to bronchitis, amount not stated on pension card. His widow did not receive a pension.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Ogles Yard, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Ogles Yard, Radcliffe
Employment: Farm Labourer, Mrs Carver, ? Shelford Road
Household: boarding with Ann Edwards and her daughter Sarah
Address: Ogles Yard, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent. Living with wife Sarah Ellen.
Sarah Ellen Holmes, widow, born 24th July 1876, living at Ogles Yard, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.