RIMMER, James Pte. 15541

James Rimmer was wounded in the attack at Serre on the 1st July 1916, having treatment at a hospital in Reading; he then transferred to the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) as Private 130022.

Born in Chorley in 1871, James married Mary Robinson at Chorley in 1896 and lived at 2 Springs Road in Chorley; they had five children. He worked at Birkacre Bleachworks and attended St. Laurence’s Church.

Other Information: James eldest son, Harold, would have been 19 years of age at the outbreak of war and more than likely served in the Army.