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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Holmes, Arthur Ernest

Gunner Arthur Ernest Holmes
worked for the Belfast Banking Company.  He was the son of Major William Holmes of Downshire Park, Carrickfergus. 
Holmes served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery. 
Following his demobilisation after the Great War, Holmes returned to work eventually ending up as Manager of Victoria Street branch.  Holmes was a member of the Belfast Banking Company Sports Club on 26th March 1945 paying 5 shillings subscription.  The following year, he was recorded as being in Markets branch.  He had also worked in Western branch.
Retirement came in 1960 as Manager of 161 Victoria Street branch. 
He died on 15th June 1979. 
Alan Holmes (Northern Bank pensioner), a descendant of A E Holmes attended the 2000 re-dedication ceremony of the Rolls of Honour.

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