Horace Thomas Holmes


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.

Medal Card Index
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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
Dear Sir
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.
Again Thanking
Yours Faithfully
48418 Pte H.T. Holmes

5th South Staff, C. Company
Sutton on Sea
September 21/19
Dear Sir
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.
Yours Faithfully
Pte H.T. Holmes


1901: Holly Tree In, Upper Hackney

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Holmes Head 54 Grotstone quarryman & innkeeper Darley Dale
Margaret Holmes wife 52   Whatstandwell
Edward Holmes son 28 Stone mason Darley Dale
Margaret Holmes daughter 24   Darley Dale
Horace Holmes son 19 Stone mason Darley Dale
Jane Holmes daughter 17   Darley Dale
Evelyn Holmes daughter 11   Darley Dale
Norman Holmes son 10   Darley Dale

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1911: Crown Cottage, Bakewell Rd., Matlock

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Horace Thomas Holmes Head 29 Frame knitter, hosiery works Darley
Christine Kythe Holmes wife 27   Clay Cross
William Horace Holmes son 4   Matlock
Ada Holmes daughter 3   Matlock

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