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Forename(s): John Thomas
Place of Birth: Normanby (Eston), Yorkshire
Service No: 11491
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-10
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
John Thomas Limmer was the son of Robert and Mary Ann Limmer, née King and brother of Private Walter Limmer (13659) (q.v.). Their father was born at Banham, Norfolk and mother at Bardwell near Ixworth, Suffolk.
1891 Kenninghall, Norfolk Census: Quidenham Road - John T. Limmer, aged 7 years, born Normby [sic], Yorkshire, son of Mary A. Limmer (married).
1901 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: John T. Limmer, aged 17 years, born Normby (sic), Yorkshire, son of Robert and Mary A. Limmer.
1911 Boosbeck, Yorkshire Census: 80, Charlton Terrace - John Thomas Limmer, aged 27 years, born Normanby, Yorkshire. [John was boarding with George Albert and Mary Alice Gartside.]
John was married to Rose Potts in 1913.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl John T. Limmer, 11491, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 26 August 1915.
For additional information see: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006, ISBN 1 901214 66 4).
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
LIMMER, Sergeant John Thomas, [Grassington], aged 33, West Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action in France, July 1916.
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L/Sergeant John Thomas LIMMER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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