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Lance Corporal Henry S Holmes

 
 

Claro Times 13th August 1915

Mr and Mrs J H Holmes, Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate, have received news that their son, Rifleman H S Holmes, of the 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, has been wounded. He received his wounds at the first battle of Hooge, a bullet hitting the left arm. Rifleman Holmes first joined the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, but was afterwards transferred to the 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He is progressing satisfactorily.

 

Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915

Rifleman H S Holmes says : 

I am pleased to say that I have got back with my own battalion, the 8th Rifle Brigade. I am with the same officer whom I was servant to previously - Captain Sheepshanks, DSO. I find a great many fresh faces now in the battalion taking the places of men that fell that day through the awful stuff called liquid fire. Wishing you and your paper every success.

 

Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

W H Breare letter

Mr and Mrs Robinson, of Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate, has had an intimation from Lieutenant Colonel Sheepshanks, with whom their son, Rifleman Henry S Holmes, went out to France, that he has been missing since November 30th. Robinson was footman at Arthington Hall up to enlisting. His parents will be glad of news respecting him.

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Missing - Rifleman H S Holmes, KRR, son of Mrs Holmes, Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate, has been missing since November 30th.

 

Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

Roll of Honour

Mrs Holmes, of Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate, would be glad of any news of her son, Rifleman Henry S Holmes, KRR, who has been missing since November 30th.

 

Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Wednesday Gossip

Just before going to press, I learn from the mother who has called that Mr and Mrs Holmes, Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, have received a card from their son Rifleman Henry S Holmes, KRR, saying :"I am quite well and a prisoner of war in Germany".

 

Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

W H Breare letter

I inadvertently gave the surname of the parents of Rifleman S Holmes, who has been missing since November 30th, as "Robinson". Of course, it was a mistake, and any news of the missing soldier should be sent to Mr and Mrs Holmes, Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate.

 

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