Holmes, Basil Scott (1884-1916)

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    Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

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    Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

    Details: Basil Scott Holmes (1884-1916), born 22 February 1884, only son of Chancellor Scott Holmes, East Liberty, Wells. Married Barbara Willey in 1913 and they had two daughters.

    Attended Dean Vaughan's School at Llandaff.

    Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1897-July 1902.

    Exhibitioner at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge: took degree in honours in the History Tripos.

    Went to Germany and Parish to learn languages.

    Assistant Commissioner to Sokoto, North Nigeria, but invalided home after a year's work in Africa, and took up educational work at the Bristol Grammar School and at Berkhamsted. In 1912 he was appointed Registrar of Students at the Architectural Association, Westminster. He joined the A.S.C. in September 1914, and in November 1914 got a commission in the K.R.R.C.

    WW1, Lieutenant in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 16th (S.) Bn. (C.L.B.). In the spring of 1916 he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Killed in a motor accident at Wandsworth on 24 October 1916 when being driven by a fellow officer.

    Commemorated at:
    Wells Cathedral Cemetery, Somerset www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/394544/SCOTT-HOLMES,%20B

    Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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