MB ChB Manch 1953; DObst RCOG 1954; DMRT 1957; FFR 1959; MRCPEd.
Holmes was born in 22 July 1922 and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Manchester. After qualifying, Holmes held a number of resident appointments in Manchester before starting postgraduate training at Christie Hospital. In 1959 Holmes was appointed to the consultant staff at Christie Hospital. He was also visiting radiotherapist to Oldham Royal Infirmary. In 1963 Holmes became honorary lecturer to the University of Manchester and in 1965 was examiner for the Society of Radiographers. He left Manchester in 1968 and created a highly successful radiotherapy department at Poole Hospital. Holmes died after a short illness on 14 December 1976.