Project Description


Labour Corps

Brother of Frank

Born: 24th May 1870, Radcliffe on Trent,

Baptised 6th June, 1870, St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married: the 1922 electoral register shows him living with wife Kate in Radcliffe on Trent. Possibly married to Kate Owen in Nottingham, 1893.

Date of death unknown, possibly 1938 in Nottingham

1871 Census

Living in Radcliffe with parents George, labourer, mother Mary and sister Rebecca.

1881 Census

Living in East Bridgford with parents and brother Walter

1901 Census

Living on Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with parents and brother Frank who also served in military.

1910 Mother Mary occupied property in Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent (Land Registry)

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 313654

Military Unit: Labour Corps, formerly 19th (Reserve) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but service record suggests that he served in the reserves in the UK and therefore did not enter a theatre of war. He was age 44 when war was declared.

Military Service before 1914

1906: First enlisted

Military service 1914-1918

1.3.15: Sherwood Foresters no 23737

16.7.17: Discharged and signed up again

27.8.17: Labour Corps Base depot British Expeditionary Force

8.12.17: Blairgowrie, Absent Without Leave – deprived of 4 days’ pay

19.2.18: Absent from Tattoo Parade and out of bounds, forfeited 7 days pay.

19.3.18: In War Hospital, Bradford. Bronchitis and other illness

29.5.19: Discharged from Labour Corps and immediately re-enlisted

15.10.19: Finally discharged

Other information

Attestation: 30.5.1919

States Bricklayer’s labourer of Knights Hill, Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent

5ft 0ins, 122lbs, 36ins chest. Single.

Next of kin: Mother Mary of Knights Hill, Lamcote and brother Frank Holmes of Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

Details of medals not found. Presumably ineligible for the British War and Victory medals because served in the UK.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Ogles Yard, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Register

Address: Ogles Yard, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent. Living with wife Kate.

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.