Holmes, C N
CHARLES NEVILLE HOLMES
Remembered with honour Villers Station Cemetery: Plot VII, Row C, Grave 7.
He attested 5 February 1916: a labourer aged 25, 5’5″ tall, his next-of-kin his father of Accra, Gold Coast, West Africa. He either died of wounds at No. 12 Canadian Field Ambulance or was killed in action.
There is a Death announcement for Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 March 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 23 February 1918 and 1 March 1919.
Son of Harry George and Mary Jane/Jennie (nee SHARPE) HOLMES; husband of the late Martha Amelia (nee MACMILLAN) HOLMES.
His parents married 28 December 1886 at Holy Trinity. Hartshill, Staffs. Mary died 4 March 1945 aged 80; Harry died 3 June 1948 aged 84; both in Amersham, Bucks.
Charles was born 24 November 1887 [not 1890] in Willesden, London, and baptised 15 February 1888 at All Souls, Harlesden, London. He attended Callowland Board School, Watford, from 25 April 1898 to 27 February 1900, when he won a Fuller Scholarship to Watford Grammar School from 28 February 1900 to December 1903. He married 14 July 1910 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Willesden, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Canadian Census, a teamster aged 24, he lived in Montreal.
UnitMachine Gun Section, 50th Battalion, Alberta Regiment
Date of death24/02/1917
Age at death29
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)