Due to 1st World War injury my dad was medically advised to emigrate from UK to SA, as the drier climate would suit his health.
My dad and mother both decided to emigrate and they wound up in Bloemfontein initially. This is where they got married in the Anglican church on the 10th October 1925. My dad Ralph Clifford Holme, and my mother Winifred Nellie McCarthy Stephenson.
His father was also Ralph Clifford Holme, his mother’s name was Edith Jane Holme (formerly Ferriman).
The curved ceiling of the Menin Gate Memorial with the rebuilt town in the distance.
A detail of Panel 11 of the Memorial with Joe’s friend Fellowes among those without a grave.
Army map of 1st Ypres 29th October, 1914 – source, copy in the 'In Flanders Fields Museum', with permission. Where Joseph Garvey was captured is circled.