GIMSON, Charles
(Service number 33155)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 3 April 1878 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience Geraldine Rifles - 3 years NCO
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin C. W. GIMSON (father), Geraldine
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, J Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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Post-war Occupations



Date 3 September 1947 Age 69 years
Place of Death Geraldine
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 462, Plot 19
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Gimson was born on 3 April 1878 at Temuka, the second son of Charles William and Martha Anne Kitney (née Binskin) Gimson, who came from Kent to New Zealand in the early 1870. His father was at one time a storekeeper at Winchester. C. Gimson was one of four infantry non-commissioned officers who left Timaru on 23 August 1916 with the 20th Reinforcements draft to go into training for the Twenty-second Reinforcements. His brother, Thomas Jesse Gimson, also enlisted, and two others were called up – William and Albert Henry.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2020]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [16 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 23 August 1916 (Papers Past) [19 December 2015]

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