|Place of birth||Leichhardt, New South Wales|
|School||Fort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||6 Grantham Street, Milson's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||17|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Christina Nimmo, 6 Grantham Street, Milson's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 17th Bn, Citizen Military Forces, Neutral Bay, New South Wales.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Awarded the Military Medal, Ypres, October 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||19.3|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: James and Christina Marie NIMMO, 3 Campbell Street, Milson's Point, New South Wales|
'On 9th October, 1917, on PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, this N.C.O. had charge of five parties of stretcher bearers who after coming through the attack on 19th/20th September, 1917, east of YPRES, were attached to 5th Australian Division for their stunt. He worked continuously for 36 hours getting back the wounded through the enemy barrage. He set a great example to his men by his determination and devotion to duty, courage and skilful treatment of the wounded. He has taken part in almost every stunt that the Battalion has been in, both in GALLIPOLI and FRANCE and has always shown himself the possessor of marked courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal