Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Holmes
Initials:   R.
Rank:   Lance Sergeant
Army No.:  P/11148
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France 11/3/1915 to 12/5/1915 and (4) Mesopotamia, 16/2/1917 to 29/3/1917. Formerly Pte. 1 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. No. 3401. Died. He was born and resided in Allerton and enlisted in Bradford. Info from Army Record: 23/11/1914 enlisted in the KOYLI, No;. 3401, age 29.8 years, occupation wool sorter, address: 5 Gladstone Street, Allerton, Nr Bradford. 11/3/1915 wounded in action casualty list 20671, 7/10/1915 transferred to 1 GB Yorkshire Regiment No. 21727, 4/2/1917 transferred to 2 GB Northumberland Fusiliers, 4/4/1917 transferred to MFP. Served Home 23/11/1914 to 10/3/1915, France 11/3/1915 to 13/5/1915, Home 14/5/1915 to 23/12/1915, India 24/12/1915 to 5/2/1917, Mesopotamia 6/12/1917 to 27/8/1917 died from ruptured aneurism. 27/6/1908 he married Ethel Mary Bowman at St Peter's Church, Bradford, they had two children Harold born 25/1/1909 and Elsie born 15/11/1913, address 25 Copy Street, Allerton, Bradford. His widow re married Ethel Mary Lock, 47 Whitfield Place, Gerlington, Bradford. Shown on CWGC report as being buried in Makina Masus (New extension) Cemetery, Mesopotamia. Casualty Report No. PG 11398. MFP, Died 27th August 1917, ruptured dissecting aneurysm of aortic, arch heart failure, 26779 Holmes, L/S, R, (formerly 2nd Garrison Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers and 21727 1st Garrison Bn Yorkshire Regiment). Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects 1901-1929. 27/8/1917 died Makina. 12/3/1918 his widow Ethel received £3-15-8, 22/4/1918 she received £7-15-01, 4/10/1918 1/-, 22/11/1919 £16 war grant. Info from Pension Index Card: Holmes, Raymond, No. P/11148, MFP. A/Sgt, 27/8/1917 died Makina, Mesopotamia 27/8/1917 from ruptured aneurism, widow Ethel Mary Holmes, 25 Copy Street, Allerton, Nr Bradford, they had 2 x children Harold born 25/1/1909 and Elise 15/11/1913. 10/10/1917 widow received £5 grant, 4/3/1918 she received a pension of 25/5 per week. Raymond Holmes.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 27th August 1917
Company: MFP
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