Topic: Thomas Alick RIMMER

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Baptised: 24 Nov 1891 Ashhurst Methodist Church.

Enlisted as Corporal. 

Probate: Will at Archives NZ, Wellington.

Father was a JP.

NOK: Mr Thomas Rimmer (sen), Foxton (Father) 

Arrived Gallipoli (Anzac Cove) 7 June 1915. Was killed in the August Offensive on Chunuk Bair.

Family moved to Foxton from Ashhurst in 1906.

Hair: Black                                Complexion: Dark

Age on Enlistment: 23 years.

Eyes: Grey/Green.                      Weight: 150lb.

Height: 5'6"                               Chest: 32½" – 39"

Previous Military Training: 7th WWC Reg Territorials.

Medals sent to mother Mrs Ellen Rimmer, Box 38, Tauranga 

Thankyou to Robin Rimmer for allowing us to use information from The Rimmer Family Book he wrote.

Any use of this item must be accompanied by the credit “Adopt an Anzac Project”

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Thomas Alick RIMMER


Date of birth:18 October 1891
Date of death:08 August 1915
Place of birth:Ashhurst, Manawatu, New Zealand
Alias:Alick
Awards:1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:Clerk (Trade was a Carpenter)
Last known residence:Foxton
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Thomas Rimmer
Mothers name:Ellen (née Blundell)
Siblings:Willie, Annie Blundell , Harold, George, Jane Etta, Lizzie Blundell , Elsie Gladys, and Arnold Roy
Date of arrival overseas:07 June 1915
Theatres of war:Egypt 1915, Gallipoli 1915,
Place of embarkation:Wellington on "Willochra" (HMNZT No 21)
Surname:RIMMER
War memorial:Foxton, Foxton School
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Thomas Alick
Place of arrival overseas:Gallipoli
Overseas memorial:Chunuk Bair (NZ) Memorial 22
School:Ashhurst; Foxton
Wars:WW1
Service number:10/1964
Religion:Methodist
Date enlisted:04 January 1915
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:Wellington Regiment NZEF 4th Reinforcements B Coy
Embarkation date:17 April 1915
User reference:1.8