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Charles Holmes

In memory of:

Rifleman Charles Holmes

June 7, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

5046

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Militia

Division:

63rd Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Holmes, of Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 19 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FORT MASSEY CEMETERY (HALIFAX)
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

S. E. G. 4.

Location:

Fort Massey Cemetery is located at the junction of Queen and South Streets in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is bounded to the west by Holy Cross Cemetery. The Fort Massey Cemetery was established c. 1778, in conjunction with Fort Massey, to serve as a burial place for the garrison of the Fort. Today it contains the remains of those who served in Canada's military as well as the remains soldiers dating back to the British occupation of Halifax. In some cases relatives of military personnel and certain civilians, who had involvement with the military, were also interred there. Fort Massey Cemetery is significant for it's long history of providing a resting place for military dead.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Holmes– Great uncle Charlie. Died in the first world war of a burst appendix while in the trenches. He was 20 years old.
  • Memorial– Cross of Sacrifice at Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Image taken 26 December 2015 by Tom Tulloch.
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker for Charles Holmes at Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Image taken 26 December 2015 by Tom Tulloch.

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