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george fox rimmington
« on: October 27, 2007, 07:37:06 PM »
i am trying to find information on my great grandad, i know he served with the manchester regiment,no1942 on searching the national archives it also appeared he served with the south staffs regiment,no34804 although the surname is spelt remmington iam sure it is the same person.
any info would be great as my great granddad is somewhat of a mystery ie cannot find on any census,etc although i do believe he did survive the greatwar

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 08:46:00 PM »
hi chas

welcome to the group

    
Medal card of Rimmington, George F
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    1942    Private
South Staffordshire Regiment    34804    Private

have you actually downloaded the card, it does have information on it that may be of use.

judging by his service number he was either a regular army man or in the territorials

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007, 09:22:42 PM »
thanks .have downloaded medal cards but now more confused on the one useing his reg no for sth staffs reg it shows  him as a lance corpral  enlisting 9/9/13, discharged11/7/19. there is also the following on the card but finding it difficult to read.with help from the kids believe it says :
para sq 2x
a/o 29/19/kr
list f/a/1449
what does it all mean?

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 09:50:17 PM »
only one of the cards is his, it would probably be best for us to see the actual card

if you want to send it to me i'll post it

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 10:13:37 PM »
hello harribobs
that would be great but computer knowledge not that great ,not sure how to do it!!!!!!!

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 10:23:50 PM »
i have sent you a message with my email address, double click on the address and your email program will open. there will be an option to attach a file, select the file (something.pdf) and send it!

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2007, 11:12:31 PM »
here is the card



it is his index card for his silver war badge ( it means he was injured or wounded while in service)

interestingly enough, there's another card which shows his medal entitlement and some more info!

http://www.tiny.cc/MIC

i think you could do with spending another £3.50 on it mate  ;D

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007, 11:36:56 PM »
hi chris
did download both cards and sent to you  but looks like only one recieved could retry if you are interested
chas

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2007, 11:45:20 PM »
here we have his other card



here we can see that he was an acting sergeant with the manchesters.

he went to france/flanders on the 5th dec 1914. left the army (quite late in 1919)

he was entitled to the 1914 star, the victory and war medal medals and ( from his other card) the silver war badge

what battalion? it's either the first or the second, my guess here is that he was a regular called back from reserve or held back in a training role, perhaps Roy could look further into the medal rolls to confirm it

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007, 12:20:12 AM »
thanks chris
this forum is excellent any other info about my great grandad would be brill
is there by the way a museum or something similar dedicated to the manchesters think it would well worth a visit
once again thank you. chas

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 01:07:34 AM »
no problem chas, thats why we're here ;)

there's loads of information on the mother site, it's still a work in progress and always will be

we've got battalion histories writen by different people and different viewpoints, (not just me) some from the actual soldiers, most from the regiment's written histories and war diaries

http://www.themanchesters.org/

the battalion index

http://www.themanchesters.org/batt%20index.htm

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2007, 04:08:01 PM »
just an update
having done a little detective work it would appear that he married at the holy trinity church hulme and at the time was with the first battalion manchesters in may of 1915
then after seeing my grand mothers birth certificate dated may 1916 it shows his occupation as with the fourth battalion manchesters,which does possibly tally as my father does recall that he spent time in cleethorpes on the humber defences,after looking at the battalion indexes this seems to confirm this
« Last Edit: November 04, 2007, 07:52:02 PM by harribobs »

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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2007, 04:57:11 PM »
hiya chas.
he would have gone to cleethorpes, till he fully recovered his health.
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Re: george fox rimmington
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2007, 09:01:50 AM »
thanks chris
this forum is excellent any other info about my great grandad would be brill
is there by the way a museum or something similar dedicated to the manchesters think it would well worth a visit
once again thank you. chas
hiya chas,the museum cant tell you where your grandfather lived,BUT our forum can.
pte george,fox rimmington
34804
south staffs regt
58 canning st,hulme [oct 1917]
the medal card you downloaded,was your g/fathers

mack ;D ;D
posting your g/fathers marriage cert was the key to finding him,well posted chas