Trimmer, Charles Donald "Bombo"

Date of birth:
1910 (Ely/Cambridgeshire, Great Britain)
Service number:
49958
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

In the 1960S Charles Trimmer became Director of the National Parks of Uganda.

Other awards:
General Service Medal, 2 bars, Palestine, Malaya
1953 Coronation
26 oktober 1954: MiD for Malaya

Ptomotions:
? 2nd Lieutenant
? Lieutenant
? Captain
July 1st, 1946:Major
June 1st, 1951: Lieutenant-Colonel
15 april 1956: retirement
9 december 1965: ceases to belong Reserve of Officers

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
West Yorkshire Regiment
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1941
Citation (general):
"In recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East (including Egypt, East Africa, The Western Desert, The Sudan, Greece, Crete, Syria and Tobruk) during the period February, 1941, to July, 1941,"
Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35396 published on the 26 December 1941.
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
The West Yorkshire Regiment (attached The King's African Rifles) (Beira)
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1942
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Citation:
“At Cucualbert on 21 Nov 41, For conspicuous gallantry in action. Major Trimmer, when operating in command of 2/3 KAR, led his battalion and supporting arms under command against the Cucualbert position at 0545 hrs. The battalion gained its objective by 0800 Hours, climbing a long steep slope exposed to extremely heavy Arty, mortar and MG fire. Forced to withdraw from the objective after three major counter attacks. major Trimmer reformed his battalion after 3 Officers and 50 A.O.R.s had become casualties. Strengthened by two Coys /4 Kar which were placed under his command, he again attacked at 13.15 hrs. He regained his objective subjected the while to intense art fire. On Occupation of the Objective, the enemy surrendered. Major Trimmer by his courage, inspired leadership and unflagging offensive spirit wholly influenced the success of the Cucualbert battle.”
Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35422 published on the 16 January 1942.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
West Yorkshire Regiment
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1945
Mentioned in Despatches
Citation (algemeen):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma."
Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37184 published on the 17 July 1945

Sources

  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35396 published on the 26 December 1941
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35422 published on the 16 January 1942
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37184 published on the 17 July 1945
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37635 published on the 28 June 1946
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 39241 published on the 29 May 1951
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 40308 published on the 22 October 1954
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 40760 published on the 20 April 1956
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 43835 published on the 7 December 1965
    - Liverpool Medals
    - Stevenson Family