Lt. Col. J.H.S. Dimmer, V.C.

Lt. Col. J.H.S. Dimmer, V.C.
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Copyright 1 Taken from St Mary's School Log Book. Copy by W.A. Cook Feb 1955
Picture Reference MerMor_​World_​War_​1-1
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Notes / History Born in 1884 and after attending Rutlish School became a Civil Engineer in 1901 before joining the army in 1902
Was awarded the Military Cross for devotion to duty between the 29th and 31st of October 1914 and “for gallantry displayed on many occasions.”

Subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining with, repairing and continuing to fire his machine gun, even though he had been wounded 5 times, until it was destroyed

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