25 April 2010

Victoria Cross: F. W. Holmes


Lance-Corporal, 2nd Battalion the King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Born: 15 September 1889, Tottenham, Middlesex
Died: 22 October 1969, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia

Citation: At Le Cateau [France] on 26th August [1914], carried a wounded man out of the trenches under heavy fire and later assisted to drive a gun out of action by taking the place of a driver who had been wounded.

(London Gazette issue 28985 dtd 25 Nov 1914, published 24 Nov 1914.)

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