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Name:
William Edward Holmes
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W E
Service No.:
9672
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
33
Ranks:
Sergeant Major
Unit:
7th Durham Light Infantry (formerly 2nd)
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 6 Hall Street
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Date of Death:
16-January-1920
Place of Death:
York Military Hospital
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
St Mary's Cemetery, Barnard Castle
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

After the war had ended, William served in Italy where he became ill. He was brought back to York Military Hospital where he died of heart trouble in May 1920.

Family Details:

Third son of Walter (deceased) and Mary Ann Holmes of 6 Hall Street. His father was formerly mail driver at the King's Head Hotel.

Notes:

William had been associated with the Durham Light Infantry for over thirteen years. His service began in Ireland and then he returned home as an instructor.

In February 1918 the Teesdale Mercury reported his visit to Barnard Castle whilst on furlough. He was described as 'gallant', 'unassuming' and 'most interesting in conversation'.

Whilst serving on the front he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 

Teesdale Mercury-20/02/1918: Local and other notes: On short furlough

Teesdale Mercury-06/11/1918: Local and other notes: DSO awarded

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 06.11.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 06.11.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's Data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Age at Death: Private Individual; cwgc.org; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Family Details: cwgc.org; Notes: Teesdale Mercury; Campaign Medals: Teesdale Mercury 06.11.1918 Page 3: Column 2; cwgc.org; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Private Individual; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;