Arthur Holmes (1884–1935)



(Royal) Army Service Corps 58096 & T4/245144  

Photos courtesy Hazel Wibberley

Athur Holmes photo

Arthur was born at Whatstandwell but later moved to Matlock where he worked as a greengrocer’s assistant. He married Margaret Alice Kay in 1906. Enlisting in the ASC in 1916, he entered France in 1917. In 1918 he was invalided back to the UK suffering from influenza and pneumonia, spending time in hospital in Northumberland. He was demobbed in 1919.

Army Service record
Arthur Holmes attested at Matlock 9th December 1915. address Lumsdale Cottage, Lumsdale, Matlock. aged 31years 6 months, a married greengrocer's assistant. Height 5ft 2(1/2) ins; next of kin his wife Margaret Alice Holmes, married 4th June 1906 at Derby; two daughters Alice Linette 28 Oct 1906; Mabel Ann 16 December 1907
Born Whatstandwell, Crich
Home 05/08/16
Joined ASC at Bradford 08/08/16
France 13/01/17

13/01/17 Embarked Soutampton ss Lydia to ASC base at Havre
09/12/17 Granted first good conduct badge
13/01/18 to 27/01/18 Leave
11/12/18 invalided to England with broncho pneumonia
Northumberland War Hospital, influenza and pneumonia12/12/18
British War and Victory medals

Demob 07/03/19

ww1card from Athur Holmes

ww1 card from Athur Holmes

Card sent to his daughter Mabel
To Mabel from her Daddy at Park Royal Army Service Camp London
before going to France on Jan 11 1917

Arthur's memorial card

Arthure Holmes memorial card

Arthure Holmes memorial card


1901 Matlock Bank

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Isaac Holmes Head 42 Labourer Matlock
Ann Holmes wife 42   Matlock
Mary J Holmes daughter 20 Weaver Darley
John Holmes son 19 Labourer Darley
Arthur Holmes son 17 Labourer Whatstandwell
Samuel Holmes son 16 Labourer Whatstandwell
Sarah A Holmes daughter 13   Whatstandwell
Thomas W Holmes son 11   Whatstandwell

RG13 piece 3266 folio 90 page 16

1911 Lumsdale Matlock

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Holmes Head 26 Plasterer's labourer Ripley
Margaret Alice Holmes wife 26   Wirksworth
Alice Linette Holmes daughter 4   Matlock
Mabel Ann Holmes daughter 3   Matlock

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