Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 241759
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 24th April 1917 aged 30
Buried : Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, France, Grave IV. F. 8.
Relatives : Son of John and Jane Holmes, of Sedgeberrow, Evesham, Worcestershire
Memorial : Sedgeberrow War Memorial
Sedgeberrow Parish Magazine November 1918
We greatly regret that we have to announce the deaths of four of our boys since the last notice namely, Albert Vale, Charles White, Frank Farley and Charles Jackson, of whom their parents and friends may well be proud. We deeply sympathise with these in the loss they have sustained. Our parish has now lost thirteen, who have all fallen in the service of their country. R.I.P.
The following is a complete list of all those who have fallen, and we hope that many will remember them in their prayers in church week by week, that they may rest in peace.
The letters R.I.P. are the initials of three Latin words “Requescat in Pace.” Which means “May they rest in peace.”
A photograph of Lance Corporal H. Holmes of Sedgeberrow can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 26th May 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.