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A memorial commemorates Frederick William Holmes V.C. (Victoria Cross),  a member of the Kings Own Light Yorkshire Light Infantry who died in Port Augusta in 1969. 

Captain Frederick William Holmes V.C. (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.

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. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was 24 years old at the time. 





Address:Marryatt Street, Gladstone Square, Port Augusta, 5700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.491409
Long: 137.763814
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:26-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:26-August-1914


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Dedicated to the memory of FREDERICK WILLIAM HOLMES V.C.
No. 9376 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion King`s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Victoria Cross - Le Cateau, Belgium  26th August 1914
Medaille Militaire - The Ainse, France  November 1914

Passed away, Port Augusta 22nd October, 1969
With the rank of Captain (Ret.)

His deeds will live to eternity
Lest We Forget

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