holmes, d. f.

Lt., Acting Cpt., Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Force, attached 4th Battalion, North Staffs. Reg.

Military Cross (Mar. 8, Oct. 4, 1919).

Near Sweveghem, on October 20, 1918, he showed marked gallantry and ability when in command of his company. The enemy put up a stubborn resistance during the whole of the attack; but, in spite of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, he, by his skilful handling of his men, forced the enemy to give ground, and eventually, after hard fighting, reached his objective.