The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Holm
First Name:
David
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX8986
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
DOB:
18.04.1917
Place of Birth:
Water End, Herts, England
Father's Name:
Hugh Crawford Holm
Mothers's Name:
Lilian May Frances Holm (Nee Marr)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Fannhand
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 3, Row B, Grave 5, Age 24.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
2/10th Australian General Hospital
Date of Death:
2.03.1942
Buried:
70 yards south of 13 mile peg on the main Singapore-Changi Road in the British cemetry.

General Description

Wounded in action at Pasir Panjang on 14.2.1942. Gunshot wounds to his skull, right hand and legs. Died of cerebral abscess at 1900 hours on 2.3.1942 at Changi. The funeral service was conducted by Chaplain F. X. Corry,  2/4th Machine Gun Battalion. NCO’s body was exhumed and placed into Grave No. 90, AIF Cemetery Changi on 22.6.1943

 

Holm D. Headstone
Holm D. Headstone

 

Prior to enlisting David Holm was working as a farmhand for Noel
Warren, Greenbushes.  Before coming to Australia, he was landscaping in Guernsey.

David is recorded as arriving on “Albion Star” which departed Liverpool, England on 2 February 1939.  Shipping record states he is 21 years old and a fruit farmer.

He had two brothers John and Archibald and a sister Joyce.

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