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Major Alfred Syer Trimmer

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1883-12-02
Place of birth: Burk’s Falls Ontario Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. Emma Trimmer; Huntsville, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Manager
Occupation (normalized): Other Managers
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1917-04-28
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Highest Rank: Major (10th Battalion)
Rank detail
  1. Major, 10th Battalion, Infantry (Army).
  2. Lieutenant (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Awards

Military Cross
Description: For conspicuous gallantry. He led a party of bombers through the enemy's wire and inflicted severe loss on the enemy. Although wounded, he remained behind till all his men had got away from the wire.
Date of award: 1916-03-15
Source: London Gazette, Issue 29508.

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 66265
LAC ID: 280164
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B9786-S030
Uploader's Notes: Son of Wilfred Henry and Emma Trimmer, of Huntsville, Ontario. Had been a provisional Lieutenant in the 101st Regiment, Canadian Militia. Had spent two years at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.
Uploader's Research notes: [Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 51st Battalion, 1st Reinforcing Draft Major Army Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion Military Cross

For conspicuous gallantry. He led a party of bombers through the enemy's wire and inflicted severe loss on the enemy. Although wounded, he remained behind till all his men had got away from the wire.

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ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2016-05-29