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Trial of David Westerfield
SDX2002071007 - SAN DIEGO, JULY 10 (UPI) -- San Diego Police Department Sgt. William Holmes testified during proceedings in the trial of David Westerfield, on July 10, 2002, at the San Diego courthouse. Westerfield is accused of the kidnapping and murder of seven-year-old Danielle van Dam from her Sabre Springs, Calif., home last February. rlw/DAN TREVAN/San Diego Union-Tribune/POOL UPI
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William Holmes (1762-1834) M.D., J.P., of Quebec, Surgeon-General to the British Forces in Canada

Born at Stewartstown, County Tyrone (named after his mother's ancestor), Holmes was the son of William Holmes (d.1789) 'the younger' of Bray Island, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, an Anglo-Irish officer in the British army. His mother, Martha (1732-1805), was the daughter of Robert Stewart (1687-1746) of Strews, Gortnaglush & Carland, Co. Tyrone, the grandson of Lt.-Colonel Hon. Robert Stewart (1598-1662) of Stuart Hall (Stewartstown) & Irry, Co. Tyrone, de jure 6th Baron Castle Stuart, ancestor of Earl Castle Stewart.

In 1787 Holmes stated that 'as was customary in those days I paid 400 guineas' for a commission in the medical department of the British army. As Staff Surgeon to the 5th Regiment of Foot he was immediately posted to Quebec. From 1790 to 1791 he was in Detroit tending wounded Indians who had fought against the Americans, under Little Turtle and Blue Jacket.

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