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Number Private 2219

Battalion 46th Battalion

Place of Birth Korumburra

Next of Kin His father, Lawrence Holmes of Arawata

Date and place of enlistment Korumburra 1/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 3 months,

5' 5", 130 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Methodist

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action 8/4/1917 at Bullecourt

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in an isolated grave in a cemetery south of Bullecourt and north east of Baupaume. He was later moved to Villers Bretonneux.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from the Arawata area

Military History

1/5/ 16 He enlisted in Korumburra
He was in the Korumburra cadets
He had operation scars under left shoulder blade,
He started in the Battalion depot in Geelong
He received an anti Typhoid injection
16/8/16 He embarked Melbourne on RMS Orontes
2/10/16 He arrived in Plymouth
He went to the 12th Training Battalion Codford
4/2/17 He went to France via Folkeston
5/2/17 He joined his unit
A Death certificate was sent to his father
His effects consisted of a photo wallet, letters and photos
Good letter page 27

His Father received medals and plaque and scroll.
A nephew named after him killed in WWII
His remains were moved to Villers Bretonneux


HOLMES, Stanley

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