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Simmons, Paul Emery May (1893-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Paul Emery May Simmons (1893-1915), born 17 October 1893, second son of Charles Franklin Simmons and Mary Alexander Simmons of Eastrop Fields, Basingstoke, Hampshire.



Frank Wortley Simmons (1888-1917)

Victor Alexander Simmons (1899-1979).


Attended Hartford House preparatory school, Winchfield.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1907-April 1912.


Attended University College, Reading (certificate of the Surveyors' Institute).


Posted to the Basingstoke Company of the Hampshire Regiment (TF).


WW1, Captain in the Hampshire Regiment, 1/4th Bn. (TF). August 1914 was in Camp with his Bn as 1st Lieutenant; promoted Captain; October 1914, went to India with his Battalion; March 1915, went to Mesopotamia with his Battalion. Killed in an attack on Nasiriyeh, Mesopotamia (Iraq) on 24 July 1915, aged 21.


Commemorated at:

Basra Memorial, Panel 21 and 63,%20PA...


Church of St Michael, Basingstoke: memorial window in memory of F.W. Simmons and P.E.M. Simmons. One of the panels represents St Ealdhelm and below it is a picture of Sherborne School.


Reading University College First World War Memorial


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.26 memorial pew in the School chapel; Abbeylands roll of honour. C.F. Simmons and Mrs Simmons donated £50 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of their sons, Capt. P.E.M. Simmons and F.W. Simmons.

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