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Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire
Service No: 16/713
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ADDINGHAM, YORKSHIRE
Wilfred Holmes was the son of Frankland Smith and Sarah Holmes, née Lancaster. Smith was born at Keighley and Sarah at Addingham, Yorkshire.
1891 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Barnes Buildings - Wilfred Holmes, aged 3 years, born Addingham, son of Smith and Sarah Holmes.
1901 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Barnes Buildings - Wilfred Holmes, aged 13 years, born Addingham, son of Smith and Sarah Holmes.
1911 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 21, Southfield Terrace - Wilfred Holmes, aged 23 years, born Addingham, son of Smith Holmes, widower.
Wilfred was married to Margaret Hall Aird Mills in 1912.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wilfred Holmes, 16/713, West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt). date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Wilfred.
The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Bradford) was the 1st Bradford Pals.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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