Tuesday 17 April 2012

Private Maurice Simmons

Born on 22 September 1893 in Sunderland, England - son of Mrs. Lena Simmons, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as operator; single; no current or previous military service.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410621) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 October 1916 - invalided to England on 20 October 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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