HOLMES, William Edward W E

Service:
Army
Rank:
Sergeant Major
Unit:
7th Durham Light Infantry
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
9672
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 6 Hall Street
Family Details:

Son of Walter and Mary Holmes of 6 Hall Street. His father was formerly mail driver at the King's Head Hotel.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
York Military Hospital
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Place of Burial:
St Mary's Cemetery, Barnard Castle
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.

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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