Rymer, Joseph Foreman

BORN HULL 1888. SON OF GEORGE TITUS RYMER & ELIZABETH FOREMAN, OF 5 SKILLS TERRACE, ST LUKE’S STREET, HULL. FORMERLY A FITTER FOR THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS, ENGINEER’S DEPARTMENT ON HULL DOCKS. ENLISTED AUGUST 1914. KILLED IN ACTION. LEFT A WIDOW & TWO CHILDREN AT 6 TICHBOURNE TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH, IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 14TH JULY 1917 AND ON 25TH MAY 1917. *
NB: H RYMER WAS LISTED ON KINGS HALL METHODIST CHURCH MEMORIAL, SYMONS STREET, HULL.
Killed at Arras or also known as the ‘First Battle of the Scarpe, 9-14 Apr 1917, which included the capture Monchy le Preux and the Wancourt Ridge.
Samantha Thompson [mailto:samantha-jade@live.co.uk] writes on
09 July 2015 – Joseph was my great-grandma’s uncle. Either prior to, or not long after, his enlistment he married Gertrude Lee. They had one child, Elizabeth Rymer, born on the 23rd August 1914. I do not know anything about the movements of Joseph’s Battalion, but I imagine he never knew Elizabeth. I understand that he was killed in action, in France and Flanders on the 9th April 1917 (He may not have known his daughter, but he ‘left a legacy’; she went on to have nine children). I am originally from Doncaster, and have family there whom I visit often. I would very much like to visit the memorial in Hull. Many thanks and kind regards, Samm (Samantha Thompson)


First name:
JOSEPH FOREMAN
Military Number:
200577
Rank:
Private
Date Died
09/04/1917
Place died:
Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul , Pas de Calais, France
Age:
29
6 TICHBOURNE TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL., EAST YORKSHIRE, UK