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Full Name
Norman Robert Holmes
Rank Last Held
Flying Officer (Pilot)
Norman Robert
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New Zealand
Marital Status
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Other Units
485 Squadron
Middle East
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 238 Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Date of Death
23 June 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Cemetery Name
Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Reference
9. A. 11.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Roll of Honour, Katikati War Memorial Hall, Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Norman Holmes was the son of Kenneth Mervyn Holmes and Sybil Annie Holmes (nee Frodsham), of Katikaki
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
  • Roll of Honour, Katikati War Memorial Hall (photo G.A. Fortune, March 2013)
  • Katikati War Memorial Hall, (photo G.A. Fortune, March 2013)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.

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