Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Serjeant Robert RYMER, MM. 23498
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Photos and biographical notes provided below.
Serjeant Robert RYMER,MM. 23498.
50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 1800
Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alice Rymer, of 7, James St., North Ormesby, Middlesbrough,
and the late William Rymer. Killed 10 April 1918. Aged 24.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided North Ormesby.
Commemorated Panel 11, PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL.
Biographical details and the photos (below) of Robert Rymer have been provided by a great nephew, Steve Robinson (<firstname.lastname@example.org>).
Born 1st Feb 1894 in West Hartlepool, Co. Durham, lived at 5, Bower Street, Last address was 7, James Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.
Enlisted at North Ormesby into 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment No.1800. He was transferred to the Machine Gun section with the regimental No. 23498.
He served with the 150th Machine Gun Company which later became the 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
Entered theatre of war, France - 17th April, 1915.
Killed in action, Battle of Estaires, France 10th April, 1918. Aged 24 yrs.
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