Private 2255, 1st/6th Manchester Regiment.

Killed in Action Saturday 5th June 1915, age 20.

Remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Member of the Manchester University Officer Training Corps.


Lorimer was born in 1895 at Levenshulme, Manchester, to Charles Davidson and Elizabeth Isabella Huddleston. He attended Heaton Moor College, Manchester Grammar School, and the Vicennes Academy, Paris. He was a member of the University of Manchester Officer Training Corps from October 1911 to August 1914. The 1922 Manchester University Roll of Service notes him as being a ‘Traveller’ who enlised as a private the 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment in August 1914. He served in Egypt before being killed during the Third Battle of Krithia in Gallipoli.