George William Holmes


Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment)    
Royal Engineers 316828 B Coy; Signal Depot

George registered for enlistment 9 December 1915 but was not medically examined until 5 January 1917 when an old fracture of his elbow was discovered. Lea Mills requested an exemption for him but this was refused and he briefly joined the Foresters before being transferred to the Royal Engineers in July 1917 aged thirty-four. As his army record show he was wounded and spent some time in hospital.

Medal Card Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Army Service Record
Address Bow Wood, Lea Bridge
George William Holmes & Gertrude Maud Clarke 22/19/10 Parish Church Senton, Notts; children Dorothy Vera 30/06/24 and Eric George 08/02/12
Date of enlistment 09/12/15 at Matlock; C of E; age on enlistment 32 years 6 months; laundry van driver; Next of kin Mrs GM Holmes, Bow Wood, Lea
Medical: examined 05/01/17 at Matlock; aged 34; a yarnman; height 5ft 6½ in; weight 133lb; old fracture of right elbow (form stamped 29/06/17)
21/07/17 Joined Sherwood Foresters at Derby
24/07/17 Posted Royal Engineers at Bletchley
05/09/17 To Bedford
June 1918 to July 1918 in France as Driver
16/06/18 Embarked UK
30/06/18 Received wound in back, bomb shrapnel. Went to 3 C.C.S. France then 4th Northern General at Lincoln (previous doctor was Dr Durbridge, The Dale, Matlock)
17/07/18 to 04/10/18 Northern General Hospital; gun shot wound back
04/03/19 Less than 20% disability; complains of aching back
03/05/19 Demobbed


1901: The Hollins, Holloway (next to United Methodist Church)

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Hughes Head 68 Grocer & Baker Wirksworth
Mary Hughes wife 62   Kirk Ireton
Charles W Hughes son 25 Baker Ashover
Emma Hughes daughter in law 25 Domestic housemaid Ashbourne
Vera M Hughes grand daughter 2   Ashover
John Hughes grandson 10 mo   Ashbourne
Arthur H Hughes son 22 Baker Ashover
George Holmes servant 19 Van man Matlock

RG13 piece 3235 folio 61 page 10

1911: The Weir, Derby Road, Matlock Bath

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George William Holmes Head 27 Laundry carman Matlock
Gertrude Maud Holmes wife 24   Jacksdale
Ernest William Clarke wife's brother 14 School Jacksdale

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