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Patrick Street

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Name Patrick
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24690
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 April 2015
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Patrick Edward Lionel Radcliff Holmes was a Civil Engineer WWI Serviceman (Service Number 6/1/84B). Patrick worked at Darwin 2 mile railway workshop prior to WWI and was a veteran of service with the Munster Fusiliers (infantry regiment of the British Army). He shared the distinction of being the first to volunteer from the Northern Territory for war service. He departed Darwin on board SS Mataram on 22 August 1915 for England, via Singapore to join his old regiment - Canterbury Infantry Regiment, British Section New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Lieutenant Patrick Holmes was recorded as missing in action on 25 April 1915 - declared 'believed killed' in 1916. His name appears on the Darwin Cenotaph.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/04/2015 Date added to the Register
08/07/2015 NTG G27
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