GRIMMER George Victor
Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 204056
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 24th October 1918
Buried : Pommereuil British Cemetery, France, Grave E.30.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Grimmer, of Worcester; husband of Mrs. G. V. Grimmer, 98 Bromyard Rd, St. John's, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St Barnabas Church as V.G. Grimmer
George Grimmer was born in Worcester in 1898, the 3rd of three sons of Thomas and Eliza Grimmer (nee Langford) who had married in 1892. The family resided in Ombersley Road in 1901 when Thomas was employed as a postman. By 1911 the family had moved to 14 Brickfield Road. Thomas was still working as a postman and George’s 2 older brothers are recorded as apprentices, George at 12 years of age was still at school. In 1917 George married Gertrude M. Phillips in Worcester. After enlisting in the Worcestershire Regiment, he was posted overseas where he was killed in action in France on 24th October 1918.
Great Western Railway Roll of Honour:
G.V. Grimmer, Porter, Traffic Department, Henwick, Private, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, Killed in Action 24/10/1918.
Source: The Great Western Railway in the First World War by Sandra Gittins, 2010.
Death reported in the Great Western Railway staff magazine, reference 1919/02/26. Photo in the Great Western Railway staff magazine, reference 1919/02/28
A photograph of Private V. Grimmer can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 6th July 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.