Gimson DSO, E C

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  • Surname: Gimson DSO
  • Initials: E C
  • Nationality: British
  • Country of Death: Unknown
  • Father: Karl Gimson (?)
  • Mother: MD Witham (?)
  • Service Type: Army
  • Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Battalion, sub-unit or ship: 8th (Service) Battalion
  • Rank: Captain
  • Service Record: EC Gimson was the Battalion Medical Officer with the 8th (Service) Battalion the East Surrey Regiment. Served with the Battalion on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, and is credited with saving many lives in the front-line trenches. Gimson was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).
  • Other Sources: Researched by Gavin Pass.