Private Henry Holmes


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Henry Holmes enlisted in the North Irish Horse at some point following the declaration of war in August 1914 (regimental number unknown).

At the end of December 1916 he was one of forty North Irish Horsemen who volunteered to transfer to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The formal transfer took place on 9 January 1917, and on the same day they embarked for France, where they were posted to the 10th Battalion, joining it at Ploegsteert Wood on the Ypres front on 16 January. Holmes was issued regimental number 40644.

No information has been located about Holmes's service with the 10th Battalion through 1917 and 1918.