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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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; brother of Frank Wortley Simmons (1888-1917) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9342543784/...
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.
Basra Memorial, Panel 21 and 63 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1659354/SIMMONS,%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 www.flickr.com/photos/reading_connections/9414779228/in/p....
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.