Medals to Great War Casualties from the Collection of the late Ian Livesley

Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £620

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Trooper Charles Rimmer, 1st Life Guards, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 26 January 1916

1914-15 Star (3155 Tpr., 1/L. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals (3155 Tpr., 1-L. Gds.); together with memorial plaque (Charles Rimmer); and a superb original full-length photograph of recipient in uniform, very fine and better (4) £400-500


Trooper Charles Rimmer lived at Birkdale, Southport and was educated at Ushaw College Durham. He was killed in action in France and Flanders on 26 January 1916 whilst serving with the 1st Life Guards when he and three other men were buried in a trench by the explosion of a shell. Sold with copied service papers and newspaper cutting, including picture of recipient.