Guardsman Frederick William Rymer
Service Number 2695974
World War 2
Son of William Henry Rymer, and of Ann Rymer, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool.
Captured in North Africa, served as a POW.
In November 1944 a party of 13 Italian partisans, 24 escaped Allied POWs and 2 guides attempted to cross from the Valle dell’ Orco in north western Piedmont over a mountain pass and down to Val d’Isère. They got over the pass in worsening weather conditions and were then caught in a massive blizzard. Everybody except one British POW and the two guides perished. Among the dead was Guardsman Frederick William Rymer, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, from Stoneykirk, Liverpool. His body was not identified, but, if it was recovered as an unknown British soldier, he will have been reburied in Milan War Cemetery.
His name is on the Alamein Memorial, Column 54, Egypt with 12 November as his date of death, though it looks likely it was 9 November
|Country||Location||Name of Memorial||Campaign||Names||Date(s)|
|Italy||Ceresole Reale, Torino, Piedmont, Italy||Ceresole Reale||World War 2
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