Percy Sydney Holman
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|Date of Birth||18 Oct 1895|
|Place of Birth||Kilkenny, South Australia|
|Death||25 Jul 1970, aged 74|
|Place of Death||Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||46 years, 6 months|
5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 130lbs|
58.967 kg; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair ; gunshot wounds to neck, right wrist, back and right leg
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Ethel Holman|
|Date of Enlistment||22 May 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 29 Jan 1920 Percy married Jane Reid (1895 - 1926) at Mallee Dale Farm, Esperance. Jane died on 1 Aug 1926, aged 30. They had a daughter, Sophia Jean Holman (1921 - 1995) and a son Edwin George Holman (1922 - 2012). During 1929 Percy married Ethel Barrow (1895 - 25 May 1965) in Perth. They one child. Ethel died in Kelmscott on 25 May 1965.
Electoral Roll entries: 1922 - 1925 at Esperance road, Norseman, farmer; 1931 at Barton street, Queens Park, gardener; 1936 - 1943 at Whitby Fall, foreman
Percy enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale on 22 Mar 1942 and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. He was discharged on 19 Feb 1944.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Albany highway, Kelmscott, foreman; 1968 at 5 Fourth (Gilwell) avenue, Kelmscott, retired.