Frederick William Holmes
|Frederick William Holmes|
|Born||15 September 1889
|Died||22 October 1969 (aged 80)
Port Augusta, Australia
Stirling North Garden Cemetery, Section 2, Row E, Grave 6, Port Augusta, South Australia.
|Years of service||1907 - 1921|
|Unit||The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Captain Frederick William Holmes VC (15 September 1889 – 22 October 1969) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Holmes was 24 years old, and a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place at the battle of Le Cateau for which he was awarded the VC.
On 26 August 1914 at Le Cateau, France, Lance-Corporal Holmes carried a wounded man out of the trenches under heavy fire and later helped to drive a gun out of action by taking the place of a driver who was wounded.
He later achieved the rank of Captain.
- Port Augusta City Council Burial Register, visiting the grave site and photographing the plaque
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - 1914 (Gerald Gliddon, 1994)
- Lance Corporal Frederick Holmes (biography)
- Burial location of Frederick Holmes "South Australia"
- News item "Frederick Holmes' Victoria Cross sold at auction"
-  "Official Imperial War Museum photo"