Killed in Action on Saturday, 31st October 1914, age 26.
Commemorated on Panel 34 of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 5th Brigade of 2nd Division.
Son of Henry and Matilda Simmons.
Born: Old Hill, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Great Bridge.
First landed France & Flanders, 22nd August 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives survived and transcribed.
Commemorated on the St. Peter's, Greets Green Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.
Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/916803/
13 Court 8 House, New Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Henry Simmons (57, Labourer on Boat Dock, born Brewood), his wife Matilda (52, born Willenhall), and their 5 children: George (16, Boat Horse Driver, born Old Hill), Frederick (14, Boat Horse Driver, born Old Hill), Henry (12, born Old Hill), Alice (10, born Tipton), and Joseph (8, born Tipton).
No trace on the 1911 Census.
Still to be transcribed. Contact me if required.
Still to be researched. Contact me if required.