Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died on or near: 3rd July 1916; age 28; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 12515

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

2nd Service Number 12517

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

VII. M. 2.

Ovillers Military Cemetery,






1891   25, Holy Wells Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Henry Holmes, 38, a Foundry Labourer; born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Ellen Holmes (nee Ramsey), 37; born Burstall, Suffolk.

Henry Bertram Ramsey, 12, born Burstall.

Ellen Frances Holmes, 6, born Ipswich.

Kate Gertrude Holmes, born Ipswich.


1901   25, Holy Wells Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 12 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Ellen, 47, Mangling Washing at home.

Henry, 22, a Fisherman.

Ellen, 16, a Wholesale Grocer’s Packer.

Kate, 15, a Dressmaker.

James Edgar Holmes, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   134, Myrtle Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 23, a Brewery Labourer and a boarder to Benjamin Beckett.


Arthur’s father Henry Holmes, died 1893, Ipswich. His mother Ellen Holmes, died 1904, Ipswich.


In 1912, Ipswich, Arthur Ernest Holmes married Florence Bashford Batram; born 1892, Oakley, Suffolk; died 1920. They had a son:

Arthur Benjamin Holmes, 1912, Ipswich.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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