Sunday 1 November 2009

Private John Stanley Holmes

Born on 12 May 1894 in Fish Lake, Prince Edward County, Ontario - nephew of Rhonda Way, Peterborough, Ontario - son of Levi Holmes, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as aunt, single, Methodist, trade as labourer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 7 January 1918 (number 3055577) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - died of wounds on 10 September 1918 - buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery (grave III.D.50), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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