Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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1916, JUNE 27th – RELIEVED THE 2nd/4th ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT IN THE FRONT LINE

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by Captain G. K. Rose KC (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)

On the 27th they returned to the front line. During this time Major D. M. Rose returned to England sick, and Captain Cuthbert became Adjutant.

Killed in Action 27th June 1916

202946 Lance Corporal William Henry Rimmer, (Formerly 1624, Liverpool Regiment)

From the War Diary of the 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment

1916-06-27

Regiment.2/4th Royal Berkshire

Location France, Trenches

Entry Quiet morning. Relieved by 2/4 OXFORDS. Complete at 9.30pm. Returned to Billets and Posts at LAVENTIE as before. Lt Col M Wheeler relieved of his Command by Major J H Beer 2/8 R WARWICKS, who assumes command from this day.

Lance Corporal William Henry Rimmer

Name: RIMMER, WILLIAM HENRY
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 29/06/1916
Service No: 202946
Additional information: Son of William Henry and Helena Rimmer, of 16, Darley Drive, West Derby, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83 to 85.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: William Henry Rimmer
Birth Place: Liverpool
Residence: Liverpool
Death Date: 27 Jun 1916
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202946
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Comments: Formerly 1624, Liverpool Regt.

Please see: Baptism of Fire, 29th June 1916.

Private Charles Phipps

Name: PHIPPS, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Date of Death: 27/06/1916
Service No: 5365
Additional information: Husband of Sarah Phipps, of 3, William St., New Marston, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: COWLEY (SS. MARY AND JOHN) CHURCHYARD

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