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Born: 28 November 1889, Baildon
Died: 31 August 1916
Buried: Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Address: 53 Carr Lane, Windhill (1911)
Parents: Henry Bradford Holmes & Frances Isabella, nee Smith
Spouse: Eliza Beatrice, nee Charvel
Siblings: Eight
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill
Children: Irene b 29 June 1916
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
George Douglas Holmes
George Douglas Holmes was the son of Henry Bradford Holmes. Henry was born 6 February 1866 in Bradford. Working as a wool sorter he married Frances Isabella Smith 17 January 1885 at St Wilfrid Calverley. Henry was imprisoned for ten days in August 1900 for assaulting his wife. George, the fifth of nine children, was born 28 November 1889 in Baildon. He was baptised 1 June 1890 at Baildon Parish Church. In 1911 the family were living at 53 Carr Lane in Windhill. George married Eliza Beatrice Charvell 26 July 1915 at Bradford
Registry Office. They had a daughter, Irene, born 29 June 1916. George enlisted 20 November 1915 and he was held in reserve until he was mobilised 26 April 1916. He served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and he was posted to France 25 July 1916. George died 31 August 1916 and he was buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery in Belgium. George is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and Windhill Parish Church. Researched & written by Colin Coates to whom many thanks
Pte George Douglas Holmes, 26 years of age, of the Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on August 3rd. His home was 56 Barkerend Road, Bradford, formerly of Windhill. He was a member of the Windhill Parish Church choir for over 15 years and a member of the football and cricket clubs. He was the son of Henry Bradford Holmes, Baildon, and the great- grandson of the late Thomas Bradford, proprietor of the Bradford old stage coach, Undercliffe. Shipley Times & Express 13 October 1916
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