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Private George Edward Simmers
Male 1883 - 1915


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  • Prefix  Private 
    Birth  6 May 1883  Sherbrooke, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    • Simmers, George Edward Private. Enlisted early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. He was killed in action at Givenchy on June 15, 1915. He went overseas with the 1st Battalion, 1st Division, 1st Contingent. His mother is Mrs. Emma Simmers of Preston. Anglican.1a

      1aSimmers, George Edward: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848383/data?n=1
    Occupation  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Religion  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion / 1st Battalion / 1st Division / 1st Contingent 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, 29th Highlander, Service # 7084 
    Misfortune  1915 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence  Sherbrooke, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-228535 
    Died  15 Jun 1915  Givenchy, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Pont-du-Hem Miltitary Cemetery, La Gorgue, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I228535  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  Adolph Simmers,   b. Abt 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Emma Georgina C. North,   b. 5 Jan 1860, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1932, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F222756  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 11.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      George E A Simmers Birth Date: 6 May 1883 Birth Location: Sherbrook, Quebec Relative: Mrs E Simmers Relationship: Mother Regiment Number: 7084

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    4. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    5. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      George E A Simmers Death Date: 15 Jun 1915 Rank: Private Unit: 1st Battalion Service number: 7084 Cemetery: Pont Du Hem Military Cemetery Cemetery Location: La Gorgue, 2 Miles South of Estaires, France Burial Place: Estaires, France. Killed in Action - attack at Givenchy

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 May 1883 - Sherbrooke, , Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Sherbrooke, , Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1915 - Givenchy, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pont-du-Hem Miltitary Cemetery, La Gorgue, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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