Chief J. H. Holmes Retires

Issue 1 and Volume 93.

Chief J. H. Holmes Retires Chief J. Harry Holmes of Milton, Mass., retired January 1, after forty years service, the last twenty-five as chief. The selectmen after accepting his resignation immediately appointed Deputy Chief James F. Hanna to fill the vacancy. The new chief, age fifty-six is a native of Milton and was appointed to the service as a sub-callman in 1907 and made a permanent member in July, 1912. His advancement was rapid and popular, and he attended the Boston Fire College and the drill school.

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