Lieutenant Ronald Holme

Lieutenant Ronald Henry Paul Holme, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds in hospital in London on 9th November 1914 aged 24. He had been born in India and  was the son of Charles Holme of Rawburn, Duns and is buried in Longformacus, New Burial Ground. He had been educated at Haileybury College before going to Sandhurst from where he was commissioned into the K.O.S.B. in 1910.  He went to France with the British Expeditionary Force in August 1914. He had been wounded in action at Messines on 31st October 1914, part of the Battle of First Ypres, which  cost the Battalion 2 Officer and 139 Other Rank casualties. Holme was described as an experienced regular and a serious loss ” trusted and tried “. The photos show some of “the Old Contemptibles” in 1914.

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