Studio portrait of 4115 Lance Corporal (previously Private) Edgar Charles Holmes, 59th (previously 23rd) Battalion of Majorca, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from ...

Accession Number P05248.062
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 4115 Lance Corporal (previously Private) Edgar Charles Holmes, 59th (previously 23rd) Battalion of Majorca, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from ...
Object types Black & white - Photomechanical print
Date made 1916
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 4115 Lance Corporal (previously Private) Edgar Charles Holmes, 59th (previously 23rd) Battalion of Majorca, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 7 March 1916. On 19 July 1916, he was killed in action, near Pozieres, France aged 25. He has no know grave and is remembered with honour in the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.