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- William John Pimm -

Unknown person
Name : William John Pimm.

Son of John and Ann Pimm, of Headley, Reigate, Surrey.

Born : 1866, Headley, Reigate, Surrey.

Married : 1895, Sarah Fanny Merritt, Epsom, Surrey.

Children : Florence (b 1896), Kitty (b. 1899), Richard (b. 1901), Elizabeth Agnes Ada (b. 1905 Isle of Wight).

Died : 28 January 1944, aged 78, at St. Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Buried : 3 February 1944, Niton St John's Churchyard, Isle of Wight.
  Census Information :

1871 : John and Ann Pimm, with their children, including William aged 6, are at Dorking Road, Headley, Reigate, Surrey. John Pimm is a Gardener.

1881 : not located

1891 : not located

1901 : not located

1911 : William and Fanny Pimm, with their 4 children, are at Buddle Farm, Niton. William Pimm is a Cowman.
  Service details :

Pte. 523 William John Pimm, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.

Attested for service 26 April 1883 aged '19 years 11 months' [he was actually 17] and gave his trade as Labourer. He was 5 ft 5¾ in tall, 124 lbs, with a fresh complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.
Awarded India Medal with Burma Clasps 1885-1887 and 1887-1889.
Discharged 24 April 1895 on termination of Short Service engagement. At the time he had grown to 5 ft 7½ in tall.

Pte. 351 William John Pimm, Royal Defence Corps.

Enlisted 21 December 1914 aged '44', [he was actually 48] and gave his occupation as Bailiff, Buddle Farm, Niton. Discharged 22 August 1916, as medically unfit.

Service records available on
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Niton Parish Hall Roll of Honour
  Documents :


Friday, February 11, 1944 Page 2

THE LATE MR. W.J. PIMM. - After four months' illness, Mr. Wm. John Pimm, of Wolvercote, Grove Road, passed away on January 28, at St. Mary's Hospital, to which he had been admitted three weeks earlier. He was 78 years of age. An ex-soldier, Mr. Pimm, attached to the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, saw service in the Burma War and later he did his bit in the Great War. From 1903 to 1940 he was employed at Buddle Dairy Farm at Niton. He came to live at Ventnor upon retirement in February, 1940. Mr. Pimm lost his wife in 1930, and is survived by three daughters and a son. He had made many friends in Ventnor since settling here, and his cheery salutations will be greatly missed. The funeral took place at Niton on Thursday week, the Rector (Rev. J.H. Lloyd) officiating. The mourners were Mrs. P.R. Spencer, Mrs. H.A. White and Mrs. A. Barlow (daughters), Messrs. P.R. Spencer, H.A. White (sons-in-law), Mrs. R.J. Pimm (daughter-in-law), and two members of the staff, also representing Mr. and Mrs. R. Prendergast, Windcliff, Niton, deceased's former employers. There were a number of lovely floral tributes. Mr. G. Rashley was the undertaker.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
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