PVT Frank or Fountain S. Holmes was born 14 Aug 1898 in Wise County, Virginia the first of two children of Hezekiah Archibald and Cora W. (Winckler) Holmes.His father was a blacksmith. We do not know why Fountain was on the military record as Frank. Fountain/Frank was assigned to B Company 116th Infantry after entering the service and shipped out with that unit aboard the Finland on 15 Jun 1918.
PVT Holmes was killed in action on 14 Oct 1918. He was repatriated and buried in the Maury Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.