No.12870, Corporal, Arthur GALLIMORE
Aged 25

2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Thursday, 27th September 1917

Arthur Gallimore was born in Alcester, Warwickshire on 31st October 1891 (Alcester Q4-1891 6D:637), baptised in Alcester on 3rd December 1891, son of Josiah and Mary GALLIMORE (née STEVENS).

1901 census...Aged 9, he was at Henley Street, Alcester with his father Josiah GALLIMORE [37] domestic groom/gardener, born Tydesley, Lancs; his mother Mary [34] born Ledbury, Hereford; brothers Samuel [17] corn miller, born Denton, Lancs, William [6] and Josiah [2] both born in Alceaster; sisters Mary [12] born Ledbury, Sarah [5], Florence [1] and Kate [6 months] all born in Alcester. In the 1891 census his father was recorded as Joseph GALLIMORE, a soldier in the Inniskilling Dragoons, aged 28, at 58 Upper Lewes Road, Brighton with wife Mary and daughter Mary [2] born Ledbury.

1911 census...Aged 19, he was 2nd footman at Branches Park, Cowlinge. His parents were at Henley Street, Alcester with Josiah [12], Florrie [11], Kate [10]Howard [6] and Benjamin [2], all the children born in Alcester.

He married May MANNING (b.29-5-1891) (Bury St Edmunds Q1-1916). His widow's address for CWGC was The Green, Barrow.

He is entered as Corporal on CWGC records, as Sergeant on the Roll of Honour. This is no doubt due to the CWGC tending to use the substantive rank, not an acting rank.

He enlisted in Newmarket in August 1914
In the absence of his service records, and dying of his wounds in a casualty clearing station, it cannot be stated where or when exactly he was wounded. His battalion had attacked and captured Zonnebeke and held it against a counter attack on the 26th.

photo: Rodney Gibson

Arthur Gallimore is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, grave 24:D:3A

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