George Cullimore

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 11636

Parents: Anthony and Emily Cullimore (nee Denning)

Home address: Cowship Lane, Cromall

Pre-war occupation: General Labourer

Date of birth: 25/02/1894

Place of birth: Iron Acton, Bristol

Date of death: 25/09/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Dud Corner Cemetery (Ref: IV. K. 10.), Loos, France

Age: 21

Further information:

George Cullimore was born in 1894 in Iron Acton. His date of birth is taken from the North Road School Admission Register. His parents were Anthony and Emily Cullimore and they had married in 1874 in Clifton (March Quarter). His mother’s maiden name was Denning. His father died in 1904 (March Quarter) and he had worked as a labourer on the railway. His father was born in Stinchcombe

George was working as a general labourer and living with his widowed mother and his brothers Reginald and William in 1911 in Cowship Lane in Cromhall. His other siblings were Charles, Ethel, Harold and Daisy

He enlisted in Bristol and joined the 10th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 Star medals. He died in September 1915 aged 21 years old. He is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery in France. He is remembered on the Wickwar war memorials and the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre. There is a poor quality photo of him on the Iron Acton WWI file which is taken from the Wickwar Roll of Honour (Feb 16th 1916). This file is held at Yate and District Heritage Centre

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget' by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Forces War Records and CWGC