Reginald Gordon Ward Rimington
Died, aged 49, on 10th April 1941
Commemorated in Benghazi War Cemetary
Commander 3rd Armoured Brigade
Son of Lt. General Sir Michael Frederic Rimington.
Commissioned Lieutenant 3rd February 1911
6th Dragoons and Command Staff during World War 1. Mentioned in Despatches 3 times:
LG, 15.6.1916 - "For gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. LG, 20.5. & 20.12.1918 - "Distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty".
Captain 23rd December 1919. Transferred to Territorial Forces 1920.
Married Irene Beatrice Shaw-Stewart in 1926.
With the rank of Lt.Col., Rimington was Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment 1938-1940. Instructor at the Armoured Fighting Vehicles Gunnery School 1930. As Brigadier, serving with General Sir Archibald Wavell's Cyrenaica Command, Rimington was Commanding Officer 3rd Armoured Brigade, North Africa, 1940-1941. Duringf the withdrawal from western Cyrenaica he was captured on 8th April 1941 together with his second-in-command, with who he had been travelling when their car rolled over. He died of wounds, probably injuries from the car crash, shortly after his capture.
1914 STAR WITH BAR (MONS STAR)
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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)
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