|South Staffordshire Regiment||48418||5th Battalion; C Coy|
Horace Holmes joined the forces on 5th January, 1918 aged 36 years. He had been a distinguished bandsman in the Lea Mills Band until it was disbanded after the strike from November 1911 to March 1912. He played in the battalion band whilst in Lincoln.
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Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley
[YMCA headed notepaper]
B Company, 5th Batt'n, South Staff., Stationed at Lincoln
March 21, 1918
To Mr. Butterworth
I thank you very much for the nice parcel of food received safely on Monday. I shall enjoy the contents very much. As they are a welcome addition to Army fare. It is very kind of the mill to remember me.
I am now stationed at Lincoln but expect being moved in April. I have played with the Battalion Band since I have been here.
48418 Pte H.T. Holmes
5th South Staff, C. Company
Sutton on Sea
Received your parcel safely which I must thank you very much.
I shall enjoy the contents, the food here at the present time is very poor.
Pte H.T. Holmes
1901: Holly Tree In, Upper Hackney
|William||Holmes||Head||54||Grotstone quarryman & innkeeper||Darley Dale|
|Edward||Holmes||son||28||Stone mason||Darley Dale|
|Horace||Holmes||son||19||Stone mason||Darley Dale|
1911: Crown Cottage, Bakewell Rd., Matlock
|Horace Thomas||Holmes||Head||29||Frame knitter, hosiery works||Darley|
|Christine Kythe||Holmes||wife||27||Clay Cross|