James Fyfe Holmes
Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Kilmacolm branch
Died: 23 March 1918
James Fyfe Holmes was born in Kilmacolm in 1895, the son of James Holmes, a mason, and his wife Elizabeth. In March 1910, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Kilmacolm branch.
In September 1914 Holmes left the bank to join the army, initially as a Private in the Highland Infantry. He was later commissioned into the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Second Lieutenant James Fyfe Holmes was killed in action in France on 23 March 1918.
James Fyfe Holmes is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
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Jacqueline Holmes January 07 2016 11:56PM
Holmes family in Kilmacolm will always remember James and will always be very proud.
Elayne Holmes December 09 2022 03:57AM
James Fyfe Holmes-my grandfather's first cousin. Remembered and visited the French cemetery near Albert-such a young life given that we may be free of tyrants.
Sleep in peace Jimmy.