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Holmes, R.L., Cpl. 1944
In Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1053753 Corporal Ralph Luke Holmes, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 24/10/1944.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle 04/11/1945 carried the following report:

News has been received that the following have died while prisoners of war on Japanese hands:- Cpl. Ralph L. Holmes, husband of Mrs. D. M. Holmes, of 145a Plessey Road, Blyth, and only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Holmes, of 51, Wellington Street, Blyth, of beri-beri, at Raka, Island of Moena, on October 24, 1944.

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.23 and B42.25

The CWGC entry for Corporal Holmes

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