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Mr Ernest Henry George Dimmick (Sapper)

Title: Mr
Forenames: Ernest Henry George
Surnames: Dimmick
Date of Birth: 01/01/1882
Baptism Date: 01/10/1882
Date of Death: 13/03/1919
Burial Date: 18/03/1919
Age at Death Years: 37
Grave Type: War Grave
Military Rank: Sapper
Map Reference Number: RSHG 001 C2
Plot Number: Ryde Old Parish Cemetery 2 Plot 156
Grave Description: Small white Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone

Grave Condition: Good
Other Information: Added baptism date, source: Totland Bay Parish records. Age recorded on headstone is 38 but he was 37

Sapper (abbreviated Spr) is the Royal Engineers' equivalent of Private 518111. Experimental Bridging Coy. Royal Engineers

In January 2009 we were contacted by Graham Squibb who told us his grandfather, Mr Ernest Henry George Dimmick (Sapper), was born in 1882 in Freshwater.

Old Website Grave ID: 528

Inscription:

518111 SAPPER
E. H. G. DIMMICK
ROYAL ENGINEERS
13TH MARCH 1919 AGE 38

GOD LOOKED UPON HIS FACE
AND TOOK HIM TO
A PEACEFUL PLACE

Photographs:

Janette Gregson
E H G Dimmick
Photographer: Janette Gregson

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