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  • Photo shows the battlefield cross marking the grave of Thomas Lister Holmes which is now on display within St Peters Church at Sturton Le Steeple.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Sturton Le Steeple
Thomas was born at Sturton in 1890 and was the son of Richard Barker Holmes and Annie Holmes they have 3 children In the 1911 census the family are living at Sturton le Steeple including Thomas's elder brother John B and elder sister Annie however Thomas himself has left home and is now residing as a lodger at 16 Ossory Street,Moss Side, Manchester he is 21 years of age single and his occupation is that of provision hand. He is believed to have met his future wife while in the Manchster area and married her, however we only know her initials she became Mrs M. J. Holmes, and they lived at 83, Wilmslow Rd., Withington, Manchester.
03 Dec 1918
28
2749961 - CWGC Website
29679
Private
Border Regiment
Thomas's service record does not appear to have survived , however Soldiers died in the Great War records show that he was residing at Whitington Lancashire when he enlisted in Manchester.He at first served with the Manchester Regiment with service number 48948 but was later transferred to the Border Regiment. it further states he died at home from wounds .He is buried in St Peters Churchyard at Sturton Le Steeple between the church and the road.
CWGC - Son of Richard Barker Holmes and Annie Holmes; husband of M. J. Holmes, of 83, Wilmslow Rd., Withington, Manchester. Born at Sturton-le-Steeple.
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  • Photo shows the battlefield cross marking the grave of Thomas Lister Holmes which is now on display within St Peters Church at Sturton Le Steeple.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Thomas Lister Holmes - Photo shows the battlefield cross marking the grave of Thomas Lister Holmes which is now on display within St Peters Church at Sturton Le Steeple. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings