Other names: Reginald George
Locations in this story: Bowerchalke, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMenin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Flanders, BelgiumTopp Hill, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Story: Reginald George Dimmer was born on 12th April, 1897 in Bowerchalke, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 13th May, 1897. He was the son of George Edward Dimmer, a carter working on a farm, and Kate Elizabeth Dimmer (née Foyle). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Hand and living at Topp Hill, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 33230). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 30th July 1917 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium (Panel 53). He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial.