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Offline Hanan

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 18 March 23 20:37 GMT (UK) »
My aunt (his adoptive sister) told me he lived with her family in Glasgow and moved with them to Ardrossan before going off to war and died aged 19. She recalled her mother getting a telegram but never knew where he died or was commemorated.

As I say I have been searching for him since she asked to look on her behalf. I have listed everything I have.

Could it be that his money was in fact passed to his sister after my g-grandmother refused?
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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 18 March 23 23:06 GMT (UK) »
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Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 19 March 23 11:41 GMT (UK) »
To assist with your consideration/elimination of James Holmes 9043 Scots Rifles. His pension card gives his dependant i.e sister, Barbara Logan at 187 Castle Street, Townhead, Glasgow.

What is the 1911 census address that you have for your Jimmy Holmes please? And your great grandmother name [the relative who refused the payment.

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 19 March 23 12:42 GMT (UK) »
If 9043 is the Brother of Mrs Barbara Logan she would have stated Step Sister not Declared Sister
We were informed he was taken in your Relative and Not his Sister
So unlikely that's him.

360585 James Holmes of the Labour Corps was previously 290998 of the Cameroonians Scottish Rifles
He was Killed in Egypt 15 September 1918
But his Army Pay and War Gratuity went to his Widow Frances
So that's another to Rule Out
CHAPMAN ROBINSON McKAY O'MALLEY


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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 19 March 23 12:48 GMT (UK) »
Although no Enlistment under James Holmes can be found.

You presumably have his Records on 1911 and 1901 Census with your Relative?

What was his Occupation and Age shown ?
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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 19 March 23 13:45 GMT (UK) »
James is on the 1911 Census living with my g-grandparents John and Williamina McIntyre

9 Craigton Terrace, Springburn
Occupation was Apprentice Boilermaker for North British Railway
age 16
born Lanarkshire, Glasgow

Not far from Townhead, Glasgow
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MCGRATH or MCGRAW Wigtown early 1800ís; USA, Taft (CA), Jarbridge (NV) early 1900's
WYLLIE & HIGGINS Scotland, Lanarkshire & Ayrshire

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 19 March 23 13:51 GMT (UK) »

The North British Railway war memorial at Waverly Station lists James as

Holmes, J  Boilermaker PTE.

He was also remembered at St Paul's Cathedral Service 1919

CURRIE & KERR Scotland, Bute, Isle of Arran
ROSS or MUNRO Scotland, Inverness
SUTHERLAND & BUDGE, HAMILTON or GORDON Caithness, Halkirk Area 1700 & 1800's; Lanark 1900ís
MCGRATH or MCGRAW, MCINTYRE, MCWHINNEY, FERGUSON, CAMPBELL, FLANAGAN, WAUGH & THOMSON Ireland
MCGRATH or MCGRAW Wigtown early 1800ís; USA, Taft (CA), Jarbridge (NV) early 1900's
WYLLIE & HIGGINS Scotland, Lanarkshire & Ayrshire

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 19 March 23 14:02 GMT (UK) »
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic742-0-asc-0.html

Anything on this site that can help ?

Thanks mmm45 it was through that site I found James at Waverley Station, it HAS to be the same James who lived with my g-grandparents.
CURRIE & KERR Scotland, Bute, Isle of Arran
ROSS or MUNRO Scotland, Inverness
SUTHERLAND & BUDGE, HAMILTON or GORDON Caithness, Halkirk Area 1700 & 1800's; Lanark 1900ís
MCGRATH or MCGRAW, MCINTYRE, MCWHINNEY, FERGUSON, CAMPBELL, FLANAGAN, WAUGH & THOMSON Ireland
MCGRATH or MCGRAW Wigtown early 1800ís; USA, Taft (CA), Jarbridge (NV) early 1900's
WYLLIE & HIGGINS Scotland, Lanarkshire & Ayrshire

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Re: Will I ever find Jimmy Holmes?
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 19 March 23 15:46 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if his apprenticeship records may have survived. This link to NRM gives some advice that may help.

https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/research-and-archivefurther-resources/family-history

It mentions rolls of honour for those employees lost in WW1, I wonder whether James appears on these perhaps with additional information.

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