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Second Lieutenant Robert Brian Holmes


The Times - 6th July 1916

Second Lieutenant Robert Brian Holmes, KRRC, who died of wounds on July 1st, was the sixth and youngest son of the late Alfred Holmes, of Udimore, Sussex, and Mrs Holmes, of Ashfield, Bingley, Yorkshire. He was educated at Oatlands, Harrogate, and Haileybury College. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion and later obtained a commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and was sent to the front in October 1915. He was slightly wounded by a bomb in the early spring, but soon afterwards rejoined his Battalion.


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