Labour Corps

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

1871 Census

Age 1 living in Radcliffe with parents George age 24, labourer, mother Mary 24 and sister Rebecca 3.

1881 Census

Age 11 living in East Bridgford with parents and brother Walter aged 9.

1901 Census

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

Rank: Private

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

22.6.19: France

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

1921 Census

Address: Ogles Yard, Radcliffe

Employment: Farm Labourer, Mrs Carver, ? Shelford Road

Household: boarding with Ann Edwards and her daughter Sarah

1922 Register

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

1939 Register

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.