Stanley Holmes

Stanley Holmes copyName    Stanley Holmes

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 ¾ “, 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

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

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