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Robert Gerard Addison Holmes

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Robert Gerard Addison Holmes (1881- )

1922 Lt.-Col., C.M.G., 0.B.E., D.Sc., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.N.A., Naval Arch.; b. 1881; s. of Sir George Holmes, K.C.B., K.C.V.O. Ed. and Trained: Wellington College and Glasgow University. App. to Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd., Govan; served on Staff of William Beardmore and Co., Dalmuir; Asst. to Prof. of Naval Architecture, and Lecturer in Mar. Eng., University of Glasgow; Asst. to the Naval Arch., Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd., Liverpool; Lt.-Commander and Commander R.N.V.R.; transferred to R.A.F., as Lt.-Col., 1918; served with Naval Flying Units in North Sea and on Admiralty and Air Force Staff. Address: c/o Sir George Holmes, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., St. James' Club, Piccadilly.

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