Thomas Alexander HOLMES

Thomas Alexander Holmes Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Frame Worker
Enlisted
29-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
4135
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarked
28-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
05-August-1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board, Rangeville State School Honour Board and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

 

Brother of 52647 Sapper William Henry Hilless Holmes.

 

Thomas Holmes joined his unit in France in August 1916. Three days later he was killed in action at Pozieres. His body was never recovered. He was only 20.