Holmes John Pte 4458910
Name Holmes John
Army number 4458910
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Iceland. Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 6/6/42, posted 30th Bn RNF (See RNF Book 358 30/71). DROWNED in the UK between 12th and 13/9/1942.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet known, but before Autumn 1940.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 13-Sep-42
Home address Son of John and Sarah Holmes, of Blackburn. His brother James also died on service. Buried Grave 5198, Section F. R.C. Blackburn Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI
Because of his transfer to the RNF, Pte Holmes is not included on the DLI Roll of Honour.