Major General William Holmes

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Major General, Temporary Brigadier General, Temporary Major General, Captain, Lieutenant
Birth Date 19 December 1862
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 02 July 1917
Death Place Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines
Final Rank Major General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • NSWMI
  • Staff
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 4th Australian Division
  • 5th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
  • 5 Inf Bde HQ
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1901-04-19
Published in London Gazette in 1917-02-15
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1916-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1901-04-16
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-09-21
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-11-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-07-25
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    4th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    03 June 1916 on page 5560 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 September 1916 on page 2621 at position 28
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Major General
    London Gazette
    01 June 1917 on page 5420 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2622 at position 45
  • Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls:

    Unit
    1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6942 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 14
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    15 February 1917 on page 1599 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    25 July 1917 on page 1542 at position 6
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    NSWMI
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    19 April 1901 on page 2702 at position 2
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    4th Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major General
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major General
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13564 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 841 at position 38
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    NSWMI
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    16 April 1901 on page 2607 at position 9
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    5 Inf Bde HQ
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major General
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Staff
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 253 at position 18
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 33

Timeline

Date of birth 19 December 1862
Date commissioned 1886 Served in 1 NSW Mounted Rifles.
Date of honour or award 16 April 1901 Mention in Dispatches.
Date of honour or award 19 April 1901 Distinguished Service Order.
Date commissioned 1914
Date of enlistment 18 August 1914
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Date of honour or award 03 June 1916 Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 October 1916
Date of honour or award 1916-17-13 Mention in Dispatches.
Date promoted 1917-01 Promoted to Major General.
Date of honour or award 04 January 1917 Mention in Dispatches.
Date of honour or award 15 February 1917 Russia Order of St Anne - 2nd Class.
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 March 1917
Date of honour or award 01 June 1917 Mention in Dispatches.
Date of death 02 July 1917
Date of fate 02 July 1917
Date of honour or award 28 December 1917 Mention in Dispatches.
Date of honour or award Volunteer Decoration.

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