Holmes, Henry James Ernest
b Burnley, Lancashire 1852, d Burnley 1938. Clitheroe Grammar Sch; trained for the legal profession; solicitor at High Court of Chancery from 1875, and practised in Burnley for over 60 years. Began to compose music at 17, with a special interest in children’s music and Psalmody. His first book of 50 tunes was dedicated to the Sandygate Sunday School, and he composed a further 200. No.160=844.