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VC903   Thomas William Holmes

Name   Thomas William Holmes   No.   838301   

VC Issue No.   903   Awards   VC   

Regiment   4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment, CEF



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Place Of Death   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   31 December 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque,  Queen's Park, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

His original VC was stolen from his Toronto home and never recovered. A replacement was purchased in August 1935

VC Held By

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No 6, 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada



VC 902 VC 904
VC 902
VC 904

The First World War

BORN   14 October 1898

DIED   4 January 1950    AGE   51

VC Won   26 October 1917   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Wolf Copse, Passchendaele, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917