Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
L/Corporal James RYMER. 12116
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Lance Corporal James RYMER, 12116.
8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alice Rymer, of 7,
James St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and the late William Rymer. Killed
10 July 1916. Aged 20.
Born North Ormesby (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Biographical details and the photos (below) of James Rymer have been provided by a great nephew, Steve Robinson (<email@example.com>).
He served with 15 Platoon, 'D' Company, in the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Entered theatre of war 26th August 1915.
Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 10th July 1916 (4 days after his 20th birthday). He was killed attacking the village of Contalmaison. There was a story that he went out as part of a wire cutting party prior to the attack the next morning and was never seen again.
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