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VC555   John Henry Stephen Dimmer

BORN   9 October 1883

DIED   21 March 1918   AGE   34

VC Won    12 November 1914   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Klein Zillebeke, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   John Henry Stephen Dimmer   No.      

VC Issue No.   555   Awards   VC   MC   

Regiment   King's Royal Rifle Corps, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   37 Gloster Street, South Lambeth, London, England

Place Of Death   Marteville, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, 8 miles north west of St Quentin, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row B, Grave 46

Gazetted   19 November 1914

VC Presented   13 January 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, 8 miles north west of St Quentin, Somme, France

P  Named on war memorial, Kingston Vale, Wimbeldon, south London

P  Named on regimental memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Memorial plaque, Crown House civic offices, Morden, s.w. London

P  Named on masonic roll of honour scroll, first vestibule, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

Named on honours board, Rutlish School, Merton Park, south London

P  Jack Dimmer Close, Mitcham, Surrey

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Silver Jubilee Gardens, Southbank, Lambeth, South London

By The Way…

He was nearly killed before his VC action, when the enemy showed a white flag of surrender, then firing on John Dimmer when negotiating surrender

To his family he was known as Jack

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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