Duncan Holmes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Blairgowrie
  • Service no: S/3061
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Greenock
  • Address: 129 Lorne Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation: Miner, Valleyfield Colliery, Dunfermline
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Holmes, 60 Baker St, Stirling

  • Children:

More about Duncan Holmes

Duncan has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Private Duncan Holmes   S/3061  2d Black Watch


Mrs Duncan Holmes, 129 Lorne Street, Lochee, yesterday received official intimation of the death in action of her husband, Private Duncan Holmes, of the 2nd Black Watch.

Private Holmes, who enlisted after the outbreak of war, belonged to Greenock, and was previously a miner at the Valleyfield Pit, Dunfermline.  He came to reside in Lochee a little over a year ago.

In February last he was wounded severely in the head, but was able to again proceed to the front about four months ago.  His young widow last heard from him a fortnight ago, and he was then quite well.  Private Holmes was 22 years of age.

Dundee Courier 15th October 1915

Additional Information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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