He was born in Sydney on 12 September, 1862. He was an Australian Army Major General in World War I. He was appointed to the Australian Imperial Force as commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade with the rank of a colonel. They began to move to Gallipoli on August. They participated in the fighting for Hill 60. Holmes took over the responsibility for the head of Monash Valley and Russell’s top. He also took over acting command of the second division. After the evacuation of Anzac, he returned to the 5th Brigade.