Born in 1890 at Lewisham, son of George Henry (Manufacturer’s Agent for worked and woolen goods) and Mary Jane Bateman. 1911: He had also become a Manufacturer’s Agent for worked and woolen goods, still with his family in Catford London. The 1914 edition of Kelly’s Directory shows family had by then moved to “Aysgarth” Monkhams Drive, Woodford Green.
He enlisted in the Rough Riders and was sent to Gallipoli in 1915, where the rest trenches were located on a plain in full view of the enemy, and any great movement attracted accurate shellfire. The Yeomanry suffered a number of casualties and the Battalion history records “Rimner was killed and Bateman died of wounds…….”
The records also state he was “Buried at Sea” suggesting he may have been on a hospital ship when he died.
He is also remembered by a plaque at Holy Trinity Church Low Moor Bradford.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian
History of the City of London Yeomanry