The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Holmes
First Name:
Charles
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9286
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
28.05.1946
DOB:
15.12.1912
Place of Birth:
Doncaster,Yorkshire, England
Father's Name:
Simion John Holmes
Mothers's Name:
Lilian May Holmes (nee Lowes)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75km, Khonkan 55km Camp
POW#:
1521
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Fremantle, H.M. Hospital Ship Karoa

General Description

Soldier sent to Tamarkan Hospital Camp with ulcer on his right foot  31 December 1943.

He appears to have been recovered from Thailand.

 

 

He was one of 4 sons and 2 daughters born to Simion Holmes and Lilian Lowes.  His father died in 1954 and his mother in 1989 in England.

He married in 1952 to Leonora Quirke.  The couple sailed to England, probably to visit his family.  It is not known how long they remained, but they returned from England on 8 April 1958 on ‘Strathnaver’.

According to Electoral Roles in 1963 Charles and Leonora resided at 41 Weld St, Nedlands, he was a builder.  In 1968 the couple were residing at Exmouth and Charles was Inspector.  In 1980 the couple are back at Weld Street, Nedlands, he is works supervisor.

Charles Holmes died 10 November 1995 aged 82 years and Leonora died in 1997 aged 84 years.  Both at are Karrakatta Cemetery.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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