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Alfred Syer Trimmer

In memory of:

Major Alfred Syer Trimmer

April 28, 1917

Military Service


Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

10th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, London Gazette No. 29508 dated 14 March 1916, 'For conspicuous gallantry. He led a party of bombers through the enemy's wire and inflicted severe loss on the enemy. Although wounded, he remained behind till all his men had got away from the wire.'

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

December 2, 1883
Burks Falls, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 1, 1916
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Wilfred Henry and Emma Trimmer, of Huntsville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 340 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. H. 2.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville Forester 28 September 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester 17 February 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester 10 May 1917
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester 14 June 1917
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

598 Major Alfred Syer Trimmer MC (RMC 1901) was the son of Wilfred Henry and Emma Trimmer, of Huntsville, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 10th Bn. He died 28 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

598 Major Alfred Syer Trimmer MC (RMC 1901) was the son of Wilfred Henry and Emma Trimmer, of Huntsville, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 10th Bn. He died 28 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

598 Major Alfred Syer Trimmer MC (RMC 1901) was the son of Wilfred Henry and Emma Trimmer, of Huntsville, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 10th Bn. He died 28 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Memorial– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial– Memorial Stairway, Royal Military College of Canada

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