Albert Nimmo



Aug 25, 1892

Born at Middlesborough England


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59750 (temporary number 328)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mary Elizabeth Nimmo (mother) of 357 Cannon St, Middlesborough, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 

Although he attested into the 21st Battalion on this date, he is shown on the pay sheet for the 40th Northumberland Regiment


Nov 10, 1914

Removed from 40th Regiment pay sheet


Nov 11, 1914

Now shown on the pay sheet for the 21st Battalion


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


May 26, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave) from Muster Parade


Jul 5, 1915

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital with a diagnosis of Constipation


Jul 24, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Sep 2, 1915

Transferred from No 2 Coy to Depot Coy


Sep 9, 1915

Transferred to No 2 Coy


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Oct 15, 1915

Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station at Bailleul diagnosed with Peritonitis, also shown as having a Hernia


Oct 16, 1915

Surgery performed to repair his Hernia


Oct 17, 1915

Transferred to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers and diagnosis changed to read Constipation


Oct 24, 1915

Transferred to the No 7 Convalescent Depot at Camiers and diagnosis now reads Abscessed Appendix


Nov 3, 1915

Discharged to duty


Nov 12, 1915

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Nov 25, 1915

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis of Alcoholism


Nov 29, 1915

Discharged to duty


Nov 30, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days FP (Field Punishment) No 2 and 15 hours Extra Fatigue for “Drunkenness and Conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military Discipline


Feb 24, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA suffering from convulsions


Feb 25, 1916

Transferred to No 8 CCS


Feb 26, 1916

Transferred via No 15 AT (Ambulance Transport) and admitted to No 26 General Hospital at Etaples suffering from “Fits”


Mar 3, 1916

Discharged to Base Details Camp


Mar 6, 1916

Transferred to No 3 General Base Depot at Havre


Mar 18, 1916

Classified PB (Permanent Base) and transferred to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) at Folkestone


Mar 23, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe for observation, with a diagnosis of Epilepsy


May 9, 1916

Discharged from hospital and On Command to the CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) and attached to the Discharge Depot at Prior Park, Bath


May 15, 1916

Discharged from the CEF at Prior Park, Bath England 

Ø      Discharged as being permanently Unfit

Ø      Address on discharge 21 Croft St, Middlesborough Yorkshire



Although the date is not shown in the service file, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to 49 Carter St, Middlesborough Yorkshire 

The spelling for Middlesborough is taken from the service file.  The spelling currently used is Middlesbrough


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