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Reginald Lloyd Holmes

Reginald Lloyd Holmes

Male 1916 - 2003  (86 years)

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  • Name Reginald Lloyd Holmes 
    Born 27 Dec 1916  Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • HONORS FOR A COOTAMUNDRA SOLDIER

      The recent list includes an MBE for the esteemed Cootamundra soldier son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Holmes.

      The citation about Major Reg Holmes: "Since February 1943, Major Holmes has been largely responsible for the smooth working of the intelligence section. He has materially contributed to the success of forward intelligence parties."

      The announcement was made to the packed Town Hall function for the school last night. The Cootamundra "old boy" should have heard the hearty cheers!
    Newspaper The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (To the Editor)

      Sir: Old Diggers will note with pride the promotion to Lieut.-Col. of Major Reg Holmes. A meteoric rise, but well and truly earned, as there is no keener man in the A.I.F. than this Cootamundra native. The district should be very proud of this brilliant young officer. I know his old instructor, W/O Ponting, will be. Thank goodness for men of the Reg Holmes type, who are so worthily carrying on the old Anzac traditions. Yours etc.,

      Sid Clifford
    Newspaper 21 Jul 1980  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fitting Tribute
      The naming of the new rehabilitation and day care centre after Reg Holmes was a fitting tribute, District Hospital Boards Chairman Barry McGinnity said on Saturday.

      He said that When Mr Holmes decided to move to Canberra he demanded that there be no farewell or presentations but the board had come up with naming the new centre after Reg.

      Mr McGinnity said that Reg Holmes had given distinguished service to his community and his country during World War II. "You don't let a man like that leave without recognition."

      He also told how Mr Holmes had earned the title of "Mr Fixit" and how he had invented equipment ("unique and the best") now being used in hospital operating theatres in NSW.

      "He has a will to do things and what he does he does well, yet I don't know anybody who shuns publicity like Reg Holmes," he added.

      Mr Holmes, who spent all his life here, was a member of the Hospital Board from May 1961 until May 1980 and chairman from June 1964 until November 1966.

      In June 1962 he also became a member of the Advisory Board of the Mercy Hospital.

      Mr Holmes was elected as deputy chairman of the Riverina Reginal Hospitals Advisory Committee at its inaugural meeting in 1966 and held that position until 1969
    Died 22 Mar 2003  Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I276  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2007 

    Father Francis Lloyd Holmes,   b. 06 Oct 1884, Dimboola, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1962, Kilmore, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Hilda Mary Aspland,   b. 30 Aug 1881, Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1970, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 09 Apr 1908  Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1916 - Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 2003 - Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Capt. Harold Conkey and Lt. Reg Holmes, both of Cootamundra, leading a company of New South Wales Infantrymen into the Civic Square at Benghazi for the handing over of the city by the Italian Authorities to the Imperial Army of the Nile, thus establishing complete British control of Cyrenaica in WWII.
    Photograph provided by Reg Holmes; war