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16 Aug 1915
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Pte Frank Rimmer, 4085, A Company, 1/5th Battalion Beds Regt, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915. He was the son of Mr Edmund Rimmer, Secretary of the Luton Co-operative Society, who lived at 153 Tennyson Road, Luton.
Pte H. Goodwin, a comrade in the same company, sent a postcard to Mr and Mrs Rimmer on August 22nd on which he wrote: "Just a postcard to let you know to my great sorrow that Frank is missing. We went in action on Sunday, August 15th, and I have not seen him since. I feel very lonely without Frank, as he was my great pal, and was also liked very much by the boys of A Company."
Pte Harold Scott, of 76 Leagrave Road, Luton, also wrote to say that he was in action with Pte Rimmer, and the last he saw of him he was going strong and looking very determined.
Pte Rimmer was born in Horwich, near Bolton, Lancs, in early 1895. By 1901 the family of father Edmund, mother Dorothy and Frank were living at 21 Cardiff Grove, Luton. Dorothy died in Luton at the age of 47 in late 1904, and Edmund remarried in late 1906, his new wife being Emily Hargreaves Scott.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Edmund, Emily and Frank were living at 11 West Hill Road, Luton, before moving to Tennyson Road. Frank, aged 16, was working as a straw hat warehouseman.