James Campbell Holmes

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Lieutenant-Commander James Campbell Holmes, R.N. (19 November, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Norwich.

Holmes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.

Holmes was appointed in command of the destroyer Daring on 1 April, 1906.[1]

On 12 March, 1912, Holmes was tried by Court Martial for receiving money under false pretences and for borrowing money from the canteen manager. It later emerged that he had pased bad checques in Bombay, He was sentenced to be dismissed H.M. service, but this was altered to forfeiture of six months' seniority and dismissal from the ship, as some charges were not supported by the evidence.

Holmes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1912. He was placed on the Retired List on 3 July, 1912 under the provisions of Order in Council of 13 May, 1901.

Holmes was surveyed at Haslar Hospital on 7 July, 1922 and found to be unfit for further service.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis R. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
1 Jan, 1906[2] – 1 Apr, 1906
Succeeded by
Henry Purdy
Preceded by
Michael Horrigan
Captain of H.M.S. Daring
1 Apr, 1906[3] – 29 Oct, 1908
Succeeded by
Bertie W. Bluett


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 299.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 22 December, 1905. Issue 37897, col D, p. 10.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 299.