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86286   Driver James Holmes
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Dated added: 25/04/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Canadian Field Artillery (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/08/1884
Died: 16/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
James Holmes was the son of James and Matilda Holmes. He was born in Dungiven on 31st August 1884. James Holmes was the husband of Esther Holmes. James emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, James Holmes was working as a machinist. James Holmes enlisted in Winnipeg on 2nd June 1915. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Matilda Holmes, who was living at 74 Dagmar Street, Winnipeg. Driver James Holmes was serving with the 4th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 16th August 1918. After his death, Jamesí next of kin is listed as James Holmes, who was living at 410 Toronto Street, Winnipeg.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension
  Amiens, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-16
CWGC Casualty 314426
Rosieres is a village about 32 kilometres east of Amiens and 7.5 kilometres south of the main road from Amiens to St Quentin.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 81
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1 Canadian Great War Project Details of Driver James Holmes
2 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Driver James Holmes
3 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Driver James Holmes's death
4 Driver James Holmes Canadian Military documents (42 no.)
5 Robert Holmes Uncle of James Holmes, living in Coleraine Street, Kilrea in 1911
6 Robert Holmes Uncle of James Holmes, living in Coleraine Street, Kilrea in 1901
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Driver James Holmes's grave can be purchased here
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