Redvers Stanley Holmes


Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment) 53348 53rd YS Battalion; E Coy

Redvers Stanley Holmes, born in 1900 at Bonsall, joined the forces on 2nd August, 1918 aged 18 years. He was usually known by his middle name Stanley. He was with the YS Battalion of the Foresters which was the "Young Soldiers" Battalion for training young recruits. After training hee would have been enlisted into a Graduated Battalion.

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Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley

[Headed Notepaper: Church Army Recreation Hut OR TENT]
Mr. JB Marsden-Smedley and Mr. AS Marsden-Smedley
Dear Sirs,
Will you kindly accept my sincerest thanks for the parcel received Wednesday the 18 inst.  The contents were very acceptable, as the food up here is not so good as it might be.  My chums and I made a splendid meal of the salmon one day, and of the honey another, also of the goods in general.
I sincerely hope you are both enjoying the best of health as this leaves me A.1.  The weather at present is rather rough, but I hope there will be a change during the weekend, as in all probability I and a few pals are going on Monday for 5 days, to Lord Stafford's estate near Stoke, to assist in the shooting of game.  The reason for the unexpectable holiday is on account of our general good behaviour.  Allow me, once again, to thank you for the parcel, hoping the business is prosperous.
I Remain
Your Obedient Servant
S. Holmes


1901: Bonsall

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Holmes Head 25 Hosiery weaver Grange Mill
Mary Ellen Holmes wife 25   Bonsall
Redvers Stanley Holmes son 8 mo   Bonsall

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1911: Dale, Bonsall

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Holmes Head 35 Cotton patent power frame hand Ible
Mary Ellen Holmes wife 35   Bonsall
Redvers Stanley Holmes son 10   Bonsall
John Reginald Holmes son 8   Bonsall
Harry Robert Holmes son 4   Bonsall
Charles Alfred Holmes son 2   Bonsall

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