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Harvey Holmes

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Harvey Holmes

(Passed – 2010)

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(Passed – 2010)

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Harvey Holmes

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This is a tribute to Corporal Harvey Alex Holmes, who died in Afghanistan on Sunday 2 May 2010.
Corporal Holmes 'Holmsey', of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, attached to 40 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group, was killed in an explosion close to patrol base Waterloo, in Sangin, Helmand Province.
He was providing protection for his patrol as they investigated a compound east of Wishtan, close to Check Point Chakaw, when he died.
Corporal Holmes was 22 years old and from Hyde, Greater Manchester. He attended Astley High School in Dukinfield and enlisted into the Army in 2004
He trained at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick and posted to The 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in
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2005. He previously served on operations in Northern Ireland and Iraq.
Corporal Harvey Holmes deployed with A Company, The 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), part of the 40 Commando Battle Group, to Sangin in April 2010.
Harvey Holmes was engaged to fiancee Claire. He leaves behind mother Beverley, stepfather David, sister Elizabeth, nephew Nickolas, brother-in-law Andrew and grandparents Jean and Frederick.
He shared his family’s passion for narrow boats, and before joining the Army was a keen member of the Scout Association.
Harvey's family said:
"Harvey lived for his family and his friends but his passion was the Army.
"He has made his family extremely
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proud for the sacrifice he has made and will be missed every day. Harvey has died a true hero and will be with us forever in our hearts."
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On 4th May 2010
Wendy Hirst
wrote:
My deepest of sympathies goes to this young soldiers family, I am from Hyde myself.
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Harvey Holmes

This is a tribute to Corporal Harvey Alex Holmes, who died in Afghanistan on Sunday 2 May 2010.
Corporal Holmes 'Holmsey', of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, attached to 40 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group, was killed in an explosion close to patrol base Waterloo, in Sangin, Helmand Province.
He was providing protection for his patrol as they investigated a compound east of Wishtan, close to Check Point Chakaw, when he died.
Corporal Holmes was 22 years old and from Hyde, Greater Manchester. He attended Astley High School in Dukinfield and enlisted into the Army in 2004
He trained at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick and posted to The 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in...

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