Jonah William Trimmer, 18911916 (aged 24 years)

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Name
Jonah William /Trimmer/
Type of name
birth name
Given names
Jonah William
Surname
Trimmer
Birth
Note: Chipping N. vol 3a p870
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: Age: 60; Hartley W. vol 2c p122
Birth of a sister
Note: Lymington vol 2b p622 (Alice Jeastine Trimmer); Actual date from 1939 register and confirmed by death entry
Birth of a sister
Note: Wimborne vol 5a p246; Actual date inferred from 1939 register ('39 register gives 18 May 1898 but birth registered 2nd quarter '99)
Baptism of a sister
Census
Note: Age: 9; Relation to Head of House: Son
Birth of a brother
Note: Wimborne vol 5a p227; Actual date from death entry
Baptism of a brother
Birth of a sister
Note: Hartley W. vol 2c p219; Actual date from 1939 register and confirmed by death entry
Birth of a brother
Note: Basingstoke vol 2c p197
Birth of a brother
Note: Bradfield vol 2c p339; Actual date from death entry
Census
Note: Age: 19; Marital Status: Single
Occupation
Private 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
April 2, 1911 (aged 19 years)
Address: Dover Castle
Death of a paternal grandfather
Address: Bunkers Cottage
Note: Age: 80; Hartley W. vol 2c p229; Actual date from probate entry
Death
Source: CWGC
Note: Serjeant, 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment
Note: Battles of the Somme - 01 July – 18 November 1916; 1st day casualty
Note: At some point in his career he was awarded a DCM (click on the 'Notes' tab)
Family with parents
father
18661946
Birth: December 23, 1866 34 35 Odiham, Hampshire, England
Death: September 1946Ware, Hertfordshire, England
mother
18681946
Birth: April 4, 1868Tacolneston, Norfolk, England
Death: September 1946Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage MarriageJanuary 1891Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England
10 months
himself
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18911916
Birth: October 1891 24 23 Milton Under Wichwood, Oxfordshire, England
Death: July 1, 1916Somme, Picardie, France
19 months
younger sister
18931970
Birth: April 18, 1893 26 25 Boldre, Hampshire, England
Death: June 1970Epping, Essex, England
6 years
younger sister
18991958
Birth: May 18, 1899 32 31 Verwood, Dorset, England
Death: September 1958Harrow, Middlesex, England
3 years
younger brother
19021984
Birth: January 20, 1902 35 33 Verwood, Dorset, England
Death: September 1984Ashford, Kent, England
3 years
younger sister
19051973
Birth: February 13, 1905 38 36 Rotherwick, Hampshire, England
Death: June 1973Ware, Hertfordshire, England
3 years
younger brother
19071945
Birth: October 1907 40 39 Old Basing, Hampshire, England
Death: December 9, 1945Paris, France
3 years
younger brother
19101988
Birth: June 30, 1910 43 42 Tilehurst, Berkshire, England
Death: July 1988Harlow, Essex, England
Death
Source: CWGC
Birth

Chipping N. vol 3a p870

Census

Age: 9; Relation to Head of House: Son

Census

Age: 19; Marital Status: Single

Death

Serjeant, 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment

Battles of the Somme - 01 July – 18 November 1916; 1st day casualty

At some point in his career he was awarded a DCM (click on the 'Notes' tab)

Note

Instituted on 4th December 1854.

The D.C.M. was the first official medal award to recognise an act of gallantry in the field by a member of the armed forces who was below the rank of officer. It was the other ranks' equivalent of the Distinguished Service Order.

The D.C.M. was awarded for gallantry in the field in the face of the enemy. Other ranks in the British Army and also non-commissioned ranks in Commonwealth Forces were eligible for this award.

The reverse of the medal bears the inscription “For Distinguished Conduct in the Field”. A bar carrying the date of a subsequent deed could be added to the ribbon until 1916 when the bar was changed to a laurel wreath. A recipient of the award is entitled to used the letters D.C.M. after their name.

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